Category Archives: Poetry

How My Life of Happy Materialism Came to an End

Photo by Brandon Green (unsplash.com) When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. London was so … Continue reading

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My Life of Happy Materialism in London

Photo by Joshua Chandler When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. My first real day … Continue reading

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My Big Epiphany in London

When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. Newly arrived and oldly lost, I spent my … Continue reading

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A Night/Knight in England

When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. It seemed like the Gatwick Express to … Continue reading

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Big Dumb Guy

‘Endless Tunnel’ photo by Jaroslaw Blaminsky When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. I’d … Continue reading

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The Friendly Skies

‘Passenger Plane in the Sky’ by muralsonly.com When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. I … Continue reading

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Not That I Was “Looking for God” or Anything

When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. Now, don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t exactly … Continue reading

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Where My Journey Began

When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life, because that’s what you do when you’re young and foolish (as opposed to old and foolish). I’d abandoned my former atheism and started reading the words … Continue reading

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The Last Blog – and Twinkle ⭐️

Originally posted on Mum’s the word:
The best known nursery rhyme in the world, ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star’, was written by Jane Taylor, aged 23, in 1806 in her attic, which still exists in Stockwell Street, Colchester. It’s a…

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An Ode to Winter

16 years ago this week, we moved from sunny SoCal to Cincinnati, Ohio. And the view from our windows (above) was exactly the same as it is now. Because it turns out: They have winter here this time every year! … Continue reading

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