The Silver Boots Blog Post

Walking to the station, I took a small detour down a city lane and popped into my favourite shoe shop. And there they were. Silver and Shiny and Totally Outrageous. I skirted around them for a while and looked at Sensible Shoes. I even tried on a pair of nice brown...

A Lifesaver at Seventy

Me? A lifesaver at seventy! I can’t believe it’s true! (Actually it isn’t. I’m still 68 and as much as I hate defining myself by age, my writer-self likes the sound of ‘A Lifesaver at Seventy’ so I’m lying a little. All writers do.) This is a...

The Mysterious Roundness of Things

Can you believe this blue? There are plenty of theories about why Mount Gambier’s Blue Lake is blue but I won’t bore you with the details. As far as I can tell, you might as well ask why the sky is blue! Science is all well and good but I’m not its greatest fan...

The Beach At The End Of My Street

This is the beach at the end of my street in Melbourne, Australia, where I walk and swim and find solace on sad days. This has been A Difficult Week. I am tired and sad. I am in Shock. I look in the mirror and find a million new lines and droopy bits. I think ‘Plastic...

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