One And One Is Eleven

This heat… the summer heat… it’s getting to me. I love summer weather as much as the next person, but I don’t like hot humid temperatures, and that’s what we’ve been having all of this month. The hottest August ever. Just yesterday I said to my daughter I can’t wait for autumn, for the rain, and for the first fall storm.

But, I am worried, because I look around me, and look at the news on TV and I know: climate change is really happening. It’s scary… the fires, the flooding, the tornados where it never happened before. Some years ago I laughed when someone mentioned climate change, and now I’m hanging my head in shame because of that. Climate change is a real thing, and we all need to do our small part save our planet. I think the hot summers are here to stay…

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Pub Crawling After Making Sergeant

Four years into my army career, I made sergeant, and a friend took me out on a celebration tour, where we went from pub to pub. That night didn’t end as well as it had started.

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Riding Up To Floor Forty-Four

Everyone knew before Jack and Julia did – they were going to fuck each other. And they did, when they were together in the lift and thought no one could see them.

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Being HIV Positive And Dying From AIDS

HIV is still very much part of our lives today, as it was back in the eighties when it became a pandemic. In this article, I mixed information about HIV and AIDS with a personal story of a friend of mine who died of AIDS on 1 August 1999.

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Capturing The Delicate Beauty Of Butterflies

I love macro photography, and what better place is there to capture macro photos than in a butterfly sanctuary? Even though it’s one big hothouse, and sweat frequently drips from my head, I love being there, and patiently wait until I can make the perfect picture.

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Being With Someone Who Keeps You Safe

Before I started doing reviews of audio books, I had listened to one of K.L. Slater’s books, and her name stuck in my mind after that. Now that I have an Audible subscription, I can listen to as many books of her as I want.

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Random People In Black And White

When out with my camera, I look at people around me, and make up stories about them. A couple lovingly holding hands, a man alone with a young child, or an old woman cycling all by herself. We all have our stories, and I always wonder about that of others.

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Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

I wrote this story for the ‘eavesdropping’ month on the Microcosm publication on Medium. It’s about hearing a specific bit of dialogue, and then building a story around it. The dialogue was: “If I could just jump this fence, you’d be my dinner.”

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Therapy Needed; Camping It Is

This starts out as just another camping story, but turns dark and nasty quickly. Read with caution!
I wrote this story for the Redemption magazine on Medium, where the prompt for August was ‘camping’.

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Let A Thousand Flowers Bloom

Photography probably is just as big a part of my life as writing is, as it feeds my creative soul. This time I share photos of flowers, and an interesting quote, which I used as the title of the piece.

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The Ups and Downs Of My Crazy Life

I am writing for another magazine on Medium, called The Memorist. It’s lovely having a place sharing my life memories. Their prompt for August was to write your life in six word chapters, which is what I have tried to do.

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How Can You Not Like The Beautiful English Capital?

A collection of images I have taken in the beautiful city, London. My second favorite city in the world!

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