Tag Archives: Death

Happy New Year

“It always comes back to us – why are we here? Well, we just happened to be here, we couldn’t choose it. The chance of us being born – that sperm hitting that egg – is 400 trillion to 1. … Continue reading

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The journey

What I saw; My wife wanted to head-up to the mountains to buy her Dad a Christmas gift, something that we saw in a shop this summer. There wasn’t any guarantee that it would still be there but given the … Continue reading

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A Dogs Life-#4 update- A Eulogy

Way back in June of 2016 I wrote a post I titled A Dogs Life-#4 about the two current dogs in my life. In this post I wrote about my 100 + pound regal Rhodesian Ridgeback and my special girl, that I … Continue reading

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“I love you grandpa”

I have been struggling some lately. My last job contract ended in December and though I have had a few interviews I haven’t found a job yet. What I do, what I know, is specialized in terms of knowledge and … Continue reading

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The death of a young bird

We had just finished eating dinner. The dishes were clean, the kitchen was straightened up and now my wife could settle down on the sofa and catch-up on all the celebrity news on E! Entertainment. I put the dogs up and … Continue reading

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A poem: Synonyms

I search for synonyms, Little words, Of bold expression, To define my existence Manufactured phrases, Simple tales or fables, To justify my presence, Or being at this moment An antonym maybe, A mirror of opposites, To defend what I am … Continue reading

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A poem: The Doctor’s Office

I sit grey and cold, years soaked beyond a black and white photograph of tight skin, dark hair on a straight and ridged frame waiting my turn in an ocean of Muzak. Days in mass, wasted in a wheeled chair … Continue reading

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The cost of dying

I remember visiting my great-great grandmother for the last time when I was around eight years old. She still lived in the “big-house” as it was called but the scuttlebutt in the family was her time on earth was winding … Continue reading

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Suck out all the marrow of life

“I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to … Continue reading

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Feeding our fears

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela Each Sunday morning the Pastor … Continue reading

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