Aroused by Arête, provoking poems and ideas



calm or chuckle

Kiss my Boot

another fun play on words


AI Rants!

devices, gadgets and congestion ..

Band Descent

my attempt to play with words ..


unheeded greed rapes all of us!


what entertains you?


creating an invitng entry

Allergies reblogged

sharing parallax's powerful post


blogging aspirations

Almost there …

don't compromise


nurture yourself and others ...

Silence Within

enslaved by your devices?

How to LIVE

useful clues

A Pause

back late December ..

visceral reality

abject poverty ..


our world is lurching ..


the power of words ..

Free Poetry Competition

humour and social comment

Down by the River

a fishy story ..

Word Challenge

flex your skills with this one

in a Jiffy

how long is that?

Glare and Stare

beach fun in the '50's


addressing imbalances ...


a fun jaunt ..

A Small Kindness

Ann’s post about her daughter’s softball game is a huge lesson for us all … it’s a great story with an even better moral …

Muddling Through My Middle Age

ScanWatching my kids play team sports as they were growing up didn’t always bring out the best in me.  I liked watching them develop their athletic skills and learn the value of teamwork, and I enjoyed sitting on the sidelines during their games, chatting with the other parents.  But I also took it to heart when I thought a coach or umpire wasn’t being fair, and was just a little too quick to listen to the gossip and drama that are an inevitable part of youth sports.  Which explains, but doesn’t at all excuse, why I was so surprised one night when I was watching a softball game and saw a player on the opposing team performing a simple act of kindness for one of the players on my daughter’s team.

For years, I had heard that this particular team was the arch-rival of my daughter’s team, and that they…

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can they make it work ..

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