Selective Hearing

Here is my response to the Ragtag Daily PromptDiametric.

One of the things I really love about the Ragtag Daily Prompt is the contributions from all our participants.  One of my favourite contributors (I have many) is Lois from On Pets and Prisoners.  She always comes up with just the right quirky photo to illustrate the prompt.  Today, I feel the need to respond in kind.  So here is my fun photo too. Read more

Gastronomes Celebrate – Quote #2

This is my response to the 3-Day Quote Challenge (Day 2) and also to the WordPress Daily Prompt  —  Bubble.

The delightful Pauline from Living in Paradise has invited me to take part in a 3-day Quote Challenge.  I am up to Day 2 (phew).  You can see my Day 1 quote post here.  Once again, thanks to Pauline for including me in this challenge.  I’m starting to get the hang of it (ie. having way too much fun).  So join me in a gastronomic celebration and share the love around.  Without further ado, here is the second quote:

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To Thine Own Self Be True, Especially If You Want to Make a Zillion Bucks

WordPress Daily Prompt  —  Authentic

The Daily Prompt is “authentic“.  I should leave this one alone, but I’m afraid I can’t help myself.  I’ve got a blog so I might as well use it.  Authentic seems to be more than just the le mot du jour; it’s everywhere and has been for a few years now.  It has crept into every-day conversation.  We all want to be authentic. Read more

Sounds of Zen – A Parody

In honour of the National Folk Festival (Australia), which opens tonight (Thursday), I have written a little parody that I thought I would test out on you, dear Readers.  I have no idea whether I will be brave enough to recite it at any of the poetry workshops.  I never have before.  It depends on your feedback.   If you are really brave, you can try to sing along to the tune of the Sounds of Then, which was written and performed by Ganggajang (you’ll have to sing over the top of their words).  I won’t be singing come performance time.  I’ve provided a link to the original song below.  Aussies may find this fun, but others will probably be completely flummoxed.  Please note there is a certain amount of hyperbole used in this poem.

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