meeting with people

On being social in the old-school sense of meeting people and interacting with them, usually in person. Not to be confused with anti-social media.

Avoiding manipulation, not politics

I believe the ‘silent majority’ is not uninterested in politics; they are simply fed up with political manipulation and misrepresentation (among other things).

Of mice and mirrors

In which I bring to mind an old Eurythmics song that goes ‘I could give you a mirror, to show you disappointment’, and leading me to review if I am being mouse or man.

Hey world! I'm here to stay

I have love and hope; the rest will follow, with work, luck, and given half a chance. Love helps, and so does determination.

Ask me about schizophrenia and depression

With the recent spate of local news about mental health and fatalities, and with my concerns that community members might have fears about me (although if that is the case, no one has had the courage to ask me directly, so I may be worrying too much) I’ve decided to do a Q & A post.

Single is great except biology hates me

I’ve been single most of my life except for a brief disastrous marriage and am currently single and happy except that biology hates me.

Not down for the count

Well it seems I was down but not out. I’m getting back up and getting ready to continue the round. I’m stubborn that way…

A vexing question

It not “mirror, mirror on the wall” but the “sound of silence”. Have I annoyed the folks at Town Hall too much, or are they just busy?

Person imperfect

A poem and comments on being imperfect and managing feelings about that. The ‘principle of charity’ towards others is wisely remembered.