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Terence Mullan

Down the years I have lived in many places and I have done many jobs. Now I live in Bulgaria and the only work I do is tending to my lovely garden when the sun is shining and scribbling away in my big book of writing stuff when it is not.

I may have left it too late in life to become a famous writer or celebrated gardener but I will persevere anyway. These are the things that occupy me in a seemingly effortless and satisfying way.

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Miss Australia 1978 – Part One of Four

If we were allowed to make up our own birth signs I reckon I’d probably go for Hermes (not herpes) because in Greek mythology, he was the god of...
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The Bratislava Pálava - Part Two of Two

If you missed The Bratislava Pálava - Part One, here's a link https://www.abctales.com/story/turlough/bratislava-p%C3%A1lava-part-one-two But if you...
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The Bratislava Pálava - Part One of Two

Have you ever gone away on your holidays and bumped into a foreign head of state? I’d often dreamt of sitting next to Joe Biden on a pensioners’ day...
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The Jammy Tax Dodger

When I’m settling up for what I owe when leaving a restaurant, disembarking from a taxi, admiring my newly coiffured curls in the mirror at Stanislav...
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A Viennese Whirl

A Viennese Whirl What a disappointment! We spent three whole days in this beautiful historic city but at no point did anybody offer us a Viennese...

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527 of my comments have received 547 Great Feedback votes

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There was a Sydney Pollack

Posted on Wed, 29 Nov 2023

There was a Sydney Pollack film about this sort of event. It was called They Shoot Horses, Don't They? I'll have to try to watch it again and think of you.

I searched on Google for START Charity and was taken to a website that...

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Posted in Crazy! Crazy Days and Nights

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Reading your evocative words

Posted on Wed, 29 Nov 2023

Reading your evocative words has made me shiver.

I pity those avian visitors, but I suppose they know what they're doing.

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Posted in Black and White Survival.

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I imagine you sitting alone

Posted on Tue, 28 Nov 2023

I imagine you sitting alone on a rock on a deserted seashore as you write this. There's nothing there except the nature that your words describe so beautifully.

I particularly liked lavender sheets which brought to mind those grey...

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Posted in at dusk today

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Your words sum up the

Posted on Sun, 26 Nov 2023

Your words sum up the grimness of this time of year. especially the monochrome landscape line. 

A nicely written poem that I enjoyed in a grim sort of way.

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Posted in A Murder of Crows (Transcendence)

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Oh to be a cat. They always

Posted on Sat, 25 Nov 2023

Oh to be a cat. They always have a multitude of favourite places in which to languish in sleepy comfort and regularly in places where they're not supposed to be.

We can't make plans for cats. Your poem captures this well.

 

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Posted in A place for a snooze

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But Israel's neighbours plus

Posted on Tue, 21 Nov 2023

But Israel's neighbours plus the USA plus the European Union plus Britain have too much money tied up in Israel to go upsetting them. None of them are worried about investments they have made in Palestine because their aren't any, or if there are...

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Posted in Hamas’ Own Masada! By rogue reporter Alfred N.Muggins

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National leaders and

Posted on Tue, 21 Nov 2023

National leaders and governments throughout the world and throughout history can all be graded by their different levels of madness and greed for money and territory. Thoughts of human suffering come second place when rich men strive to become...

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Posted in Hamas’ Own Masada! By rogue reporter Alfred N.Muggins

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A good read Mono.

Posted on Mon, 20 Nov 2023

A good read Mono.

I've got the Dubliners' song The Zoological Gardens stuck in my head now.

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Posted in May 4th (chapter 5 part 2)

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Sun protection in Dublin?

Posted on Mon, 20 Nov 2023

Sun protection in Dublin? That's more of a fantasy than anything you'd find in a Harry Potter book.

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Posted in May 4th (chapter 5 part 1)

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No matter what we think of

Posted on Mon, 20 Nov 2023

No matter what we think of ourselves it's often good to make the occasional adjustment.

With the words of your poem you've really hit the nail on the head, if you'll pardon the pun.

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Posted in Song of Myself

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