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I write

Click here to hear the poet read his words: I write I write nowas the only poet didof man’s inhumanity to manof the horrors inflicted dailyin countriesfortunately far awaywhere we don’t goeven on holidayon people whose skinis not as oursso … Continue reading

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Robert Burns

January 25th is the birthday of Scotland’s National Bard, the much-loved Robert Burns. So today I pay tribute with some words from Oor Rabbie, who believed that all men were created equal: Then let us pray that come it may,(As … Continue reading

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Scotland

Click here to hear the poet read his words: Scotland when I think from afar of the land that I love I realise that much is almost clichéd like haggis and tartan Robert Burns and the skirl of the pipes … Continue reading

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Scotland – Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by the wonderful Rochelle, the undisputed master of what I call Sound Bite Fiction. She sets the weekly challenge, the standard, and the prompt photo. The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Rabbie

Robert Burns (1759 – 1796) January 25th is the birthday of Scotland’s National Bard, the much-loved Robert Burns. So today, once again, I pay tribute to the great man with some of his own words. Above all, Rabbie believed that … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Rabbie

Robert Burns (1759 – 1796) January 25th is the birthday of Scotland’s National Bard, the much-loved Robert Burns. So today I would like to pay tribute with some words from Oor Rabbie, who believed that all men were created equal: … Continue reading

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Of Mice and Men – Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by the wonderful Rochelle, the undisputed master of what I call Sound Bite Fiction. She sets the weekly challenge, and the standard. Today’s photo by my old friend Al Forbes, a multi-talented blogger and a great … Continue reading

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The Ayr Carnegie Library

The Ayr Carnegie Library An old friend, who still lives in the Honest Town*, inquired at the local library about the availability of my recently published book, Medville Matters. They checked it out, and soon had it on their shelves … Continue reading

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Man’s Inhumanity to Man Makes Countless Thousands Mourn*

I have seen them in many parts of the world. From Scotland to Canada and the USA. From France to Australia. Each one rips at my soul. But the saddest thing about War Memorials, strangely enough, is not the heart-breaking … Continue reading

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Tam o’ Shanter – Haibun Thinking Weekly Challenge

AnElephantCant explain it The older he gets the more he learns So one more time He knocks out a wee rhyme In the knowledge he can never write poetry quite like Robert Burns AnElephant enjoys this challenge hosted by his … Continue reading

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