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What the fuck is the it that I fuck?

What the fuck is the it that I fuck?

Ok, language alert.  As you can already tell by the title I’ve already abandoned my usually urbane and non-scatalogical approach to writing.  But it seems necessary given the topic at hand.  This is something I think about from time to time and I’d really love to get to the bottom of. Current usage, particularly in internet memes, has fucks being something, i.e. a noun, perhaps an object or concept, that I can give or not give...

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A month of sex

A month of sex

My wife and I have just celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary.  We gave one another a gift of a short trip to the North Island of New Zealand where we toasted one another, took long walks and had a wonderful time.  But that wasn’t the only anniversary present we gave ourselves. Before I tell you about our other present let me tell you a little about us.  I am 65 years old and this is my second marriage.  Eve is 69 years old and...

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Linda

Linda

I received this message two days ago from my brother Tony. Hello everyone, I am so sorry to inform you that my sweet Linda, my best friend and the love of my life, has left town. She has decided to take a permanent vacation in a very nice place, a place where there is no cancer and where she can play tennis and golf every day, lunch with the girls, and go to parties every night. She asked me to join her there in the future, and I will. She...

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Do you believe in contagion?

Do you believe in contagion?

  I was at a workshop this last weekend.  One of the attendees had a cold and announced that anyone who believed in contagion might want to avoid hugging her.  And I thought, what????  Is that a joke?  Can she be serious?  Who could not “believe in contagion”?  It’s not like it’s a concept that originated in the last couple of centuries with the advent of science.  It’s been around a long time. Doubting...

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A Tentative Return

A Tentative Return

[youtube_video id=”Sdn3O6aaMNc”] There is no elegant way to do this.  Making a grand gesture would make no sense.  I find myself, once again, being normal, and I’ve got to live with that. Most blogs fail within 3 months.  Of course that depends on what you mean by the word “fail”. If I’d intended to stop blogging six months ago then this endeavour would be classed an unmitigated success.  However, since...

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Ok, so I wrote a song.

Ok, so I wrote a song.

Kiss It Better, Written and performed by DB Weinstein[haiku url=”http://goo.gl/p2dxk” title=”Kiss It Better”] Last May I wrote a post, one of my early ones when I was posting more frequently than I do now, where I announced that I was going to write a song. It was a good intention. A noble intention. And that’s what it remained, an intention. I did start scribbling once, but it didn’t go anywhere....

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Just a post. Only a post.

Just a post.  Only a post.

Was in New Zealand until about 10 days ago.  Had a spontaneous two week campervan trip around the South Island.  It’s a beautiful place – one incredible scene after another.  Took a lot of photographs that in spite of excellent intentions are not yet cleaned out.  There are still around 1300 of them – videos and images.  One that I like is above.  It’s the peaks of Mt. Cook on a clear morning.  It wasn’t...

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