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back to school

The long weekend is behind us. Children all over the country are returning to school today. Despite the fact that it’s been twenty years since I’ve been in school, and notwithstanding that I have no children, I still feel the gravitational pull of back-to-school time. 279 more words

1 September 2014

It’s now 22:44, here, where I am.
It’s approaching the end of 31 August 2014.
Tomorrow is 1 September 2014.
It will be the 244th day of the year. 20 more words

It's been over two years you know, my old friend

Nobody blogs any more. Everyone’s on twitter cramming their exciting lives into 160 characters or fewer. I would struggle to seem interesting these days without any restrictions let alone in a short sentence or two. 423 more words



I stared at the boxes and overflowing trash bags of the not-so-distant past; sitting upon our front porch.  As I  placed the last bag upon the Hot Wheels table, I silently hoped the books, toys and clothes (some never worn with tags still hanging) would bring other boys hours of joy, warmth and contentment.  1,521 more words


Five minute story

Against expectation, the farm is flooded with sunshine. Long seeded grass in the silage fields lies almost flat under the weight of night rain and carries a polished sheen when scanned from ground level. 75 more words



Fire-like glow

reflected on puddles in the yard

a break in the clouds

by Martha L Shaw – © 7-22-2014