Monthly Archives: June 2010

What’s in the Glass?


I’m a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will. – Antonio Gramsci When someone asks whether the glass is half empty or half full, I quite honestly have to say “I don’t know”. I mean, it depends … Continue reading

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I’ve Got Soul But I’m Not a Soldier


Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war, With the cross of Jesus going on before. Christ, the royal Master, leads against the foe; Forward into battle see His banners go! So, I’ve been struggling a bit lately, with my faith … Continue reading

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Judge Dread


It’s the end of June and that means performance review time at my company.  I have been feeling extremely nervous about the whole thing and, quite frankly, a little ill. I do not know my reviewers terribly well, and I … Continue reading

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My Life as a Song


I suppose it’s fitting, somehow, that the number one song on the Top 40 Charts the day I was born was “The Streak”: Here [s]he comes, look at that, look at that There [s]he goes, look at that, look at … Continue reading

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Near to My Heart


Note: This short story was written for International Day for Sharing Life Stories (http://www.ausculti.org/)  last May and is about my grandmother, who, you might guess, is as tough as nails. If you do read it, enjoy! “Valeri!” the teacher barked, … Continue reading

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