The trailer for my recently released collection of poetry, “The Girl Who Wasn’t There And Other Poems”. My thanks to Chris The Story Reading Ape for designing the trailer. Kevin
This excellent post speaks for itself. Kevin
Originally posted on Behind the White Coat:
“Hi, my name is Paul.”
“Hey Paul, I’m Bernard.”
“I’ve never seen you here before Bernard, are you new?”
“This is my first time. I came in through Emergency. They did some tests and found my kidneys had shut down so they sent me here to dialysis.”
“Well welcome. I’ve been a patient here for 8 years now. You’re safe here. They are excellent.”
I was lying in the dialysis unit in bed #17. Bernard had just arrived by stretcher and was in bed #18 – at the end of the bay of 6 and the closest position to the nursing station – a statement of their concern.
This large room with smaller open ended rooms called bays attached was not originally designed for dialysis. As a result the positions – each one with a machine hooked into the water supply, the data lines, generator protected electrical supply – were…
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Perhaps a little sad.
A girl replies.
Those empty eyes.
An inspector sighs …
An interesting post. Kevin
Originally posted on Walking with a Smacked Pentax:
The Beast of Ilkley Moor – this fabulous structure appeared one evening at Windgate Nick – a vantage point high on the moors. It stayed for a few weeks then just as mysteriously disappeared. No one knows who put it there or where it went. Just another mystery on a very creepy moor.
In 1975 I rented the top floor apartment in a spooky old Victorian mansion situated high on the edge of Ilkley moor. I lived there with my first wife, Diane for several years. From our back window we had fantastic views across the moors, and occasionally we would notice strange lights flickering in the far distance. We never discovered what they were – possibly walkers returning late with torches, or maybe a ranger checking the grouse. It seemed that almost every week the local paper was reporting these lights and interviewing various people who had seen them. There was a lot of…
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Why do you ask
If I wear a mask?
Do you suppose my expression benign
Conceals some hideous crime?
Look in the glass
And rather ask
About your own mask.
Put away the stones
And friend’s opinions fickle
As the witches in Macbeth
Who promise much, then leave him bereft.
There was a young lady called Balinda
Who’s mother asked that fire she bringa.
The match it caught
On the new dress she bought
And Balinda was burned to a cinda
A good post on the advantages and disadvantages of ebooks compared to their traditional counterparts. Being blind I relish the independence provided by electronic books. Most Kindle titles have text to speech enabled allowing visually impaired people to have books read aloud. I lack sufficient sight to read print books, consequently ebooks are a liberating invention. Having said that, I love the scent of physical books and possess many braille books. Its wonderful to sit with a real book on my knee leafing through the pages and I would be sad to see physical books go the way of the dodo. There is, I believe and hope a role for both traditional and electronic books. Kevin
Originally posted on Ramexabella:
I’ve read many books in my lifetime, but then again, I’m not that old yet. In this age of technology, everything is being replaced, and books are no exception.
So, let’s talk about this today. What’s better books or e-books?
BOOKS : Pros
1)Actual pages, ergo, a literal page turner.
2)Real edges, thicker edges, the feel of a real book.
3)The book smell. Come on, you know that smell, whether it’s a new or an old book, it always smells good. Hmm..that book smell. :D
4)The happiness of having a mini library in the house :)
5)Having soooooooooo many books that they don’t fit on your bookshelf. Most of my read books aren’t even on my bookshelf. Most of them are in my storage bed.
6)The happiness of buying REAL books!
7)Having THAT limited edition, special, hard bound book.
1)They get really old and wrinkly after a while…
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