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Spaceship Food

a rework of a piece for an IP a long time ago on ‘Skeuomorphism'*

Why Bethlehem's remembered

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Now Bethlehem’s remembered throughout the ages vast, for there the Prince was born whose just government...

From Purity to Mess, to bless

… And now He can burst into any man or woman flood out the strife and mess distress and selfishness with joy and Life.

The exact time for dozing!

[This is a freshened up old one] The clock was slightly slow … He bought a clock that could compute … dozing, reading, time drifts by


… But now I’ve reached 20 – I think that that’s plenty!


778 of my comments have received 803 Great Feedback votes

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Very credible situation with

Posted on Wed, 14 Mar 2018

Very credible situation with his Dad. Interesting how it comes out here the real concern his mother does have for him, and his awareness of that, though their communication together is difficult.  In some ways his special phobias/worries seem to...

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Posted in Jack Mutant - Which Way is Down? (part fourteen)

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Thought-provoking, Jean, and

Posted on Fri, 12 Feb 2016

Thought-provoking, Jean, and I can empathize with much that is on your mind. As a family, when I was growing up we didn't kiss, hug, or say 'I love you' much, but I think we were at ease with each other and had a warmth of expression in greeting...

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Posted in I Hate the Word Love

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You do seem to be able to

Posted on Mon, 05 Oct 2015

You do seem to be able to describe his thinking very naturally, and his observations, looking into the water, noticing the small life, and drifting into imaginations.
Then suddenly the tensions, mirrored a bit by his grandad's tensions. It...

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Posted in Jake Mutant - Chapter Four

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Welcome, you are new here,

Posted on Thu, 27 Aug 2015

Welcome, you are new here, aren't you? You've drawn out an interesting and tender theme here.
I liked the thoughtfulness of  'As the passion that they share Crescendos with great care.'

Personally I would have liked a...

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Posted in The Embrace

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This reminded me of when my

Posted on Wed, 07 Jan 2015

This reminded me of when my son was being taught about the 'rules of composition' for music, and I worried he would lose what seemed to be spontaneous and individual intuition for what would make interesting sound. He assured me it wouldn't, but...

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Posted in The Discovered Unartist

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Trying to see where you're

Posted on Thu, 18 Dec 2014

Trying to see where you're coming from in this, PT. It's because of the suffering, death, sin, that God is doing something. I know we would like him to sort it all out at ths moment,  but just like the prophecies concerning his first...

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Posted in Broken Faith

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Stephen, I don't manage to

Posted on Thu, 11 Dec 2014

Stephen, I don't manage to dip much into the prose section, and horror and surreal isn't really my scene – I didn't even like 'Alice in Wonderland' as a child! However I did find reading this intriguing for the well-structured brevity, and the...

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Posted in Shadow Cooking

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Thanks, I appreciate your

Posted on Mon, 15 Sep 2014

Thanks, I appreciate your interest at analysis, Stephen. My background is Welsh and Welsh poetry which makes a lot of use of repetition of consonants or part words to form unbotrusive patterns to help the impact of verse. (In its technical...

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Posted in No Ties (IP)

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The first hymn is

Posted on Wed, 19 Jan 2022

The first hymn is particularly interesting in his testimony to having come to lean on God as Guide, and being turned from self-trust and selfwill for his life. I also was very interested in

He also believes in the utility of popular...

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Posted in Maria and the Bellasis Family 22

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I remember when we lived in

Posted on Tue, 18 Jan 2022

I remember when we lived in Middlesex, my parents enjoying a visit there. My memory seems of autumn with the lovely crisp bronze leaves on the floor (with the 'interlacing roots'. Beech limbs are very graceful in winter aren't they?...

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Posted in Burnham Beeches