Please Pay in Crypto Currency

Several pages of junk, all with the same message: You have been hacked, pay up now, and please pay in crypto currency', or words to that effect, followed by the threat of consequences from non-payment in a timely fashion. FFS! Yes, I meant that. Swearing comes naturally to me when confronted by idiots, thieves, and … Continue reading Please Pay in Crypto Currency

Time – Where does it go? Where can I get more?

A prosaic question to lead toward how we find the joy in life. Obligations use time. Family, work, eating, sleeping, socialising. Keeping house, gardening, shopping, walking the dog. Obligations and the time they take. All these obligatory things take time away from writing. Apparently, I should be able to write a book a month. Maybe … Continue reading Time – Where does it go? Where can I get more?

What to Toss, and When

Spring is the time of Spring cleaning. Decision time. Throw stuff out, donate stuff that's never used, repurpose stuff that's failing its current use. And the big question: New doonas and covers? What's in the house already? Several wool doonas, aptly named fluffies. Several cotton doonas, best for between season weather. And two cotton-waffle blankets … Continue reading What to Toss, and When

Spring

It's a couple of weeks until Spring down here. Weeds are currently doing impressions of berserkers, and citrus and fruit trees are showing signs of waking up. The mango tree is filled with flower spikes. Spring. A time of wonder and awe. And also hunger. It's the time of year when not many things are … Continue reading Spring

Reunion

A short piece of fiction Last time we met up, the count was sixty. Three years later, with no reunions organised in that time due to the closed borders and restricted travel, and it's six. And what do we talk about? The oldies, the deaths of pets, dogs mainly, and football. No mention of those … Continue reading Reunion