Today’s Picture: 22 Oct 20

A brief respite from the wet weather today, bringing us bright sunshine. The next three days are forecast to be wet and windy. So, we took full advantage and set off after breakfast for our walk. We managed a four-mile saunter through the forest, and saw not another soul the entire time, which suited us …

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Today’s Picture: 21 Oct 20

Rain here all day today. Not the best weather for either walking or photography, though we’ll probably venture out when we spot a reduction in the amount of rain falling. I had to pop out earlier, however, and I’d been impressed by the colours in the trees bordering the local recreation ground, which I can …

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Today’s Picture: 20 Oct 20

We have occasional sunny intervals between the grey skies and blustery winds today, so I give you a shot of the forest under that fleeting sunshine, and a warm view of the Mediterranean taken in 2008 from the coast of the Greek island of Crete. If you’re visiting this blog, please be generous to those …

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A Short Story for You.

This short story is from the collection in my anthology, Ten Tales for Tomorrow. I present it here for your enjoyment. (If it inspires you to read the rest of the collection, you’ll find links to that at the foot of this post. Enjoy!) Smoke A thin curl of greenish smoke rose from sand ahead, …

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Today’s Picture: 19 Oct 20

Even on grey days, the autumn colours can brighten the scene. As the season of mellow fruitfulness slowly builds here in the UK, our days will shorten, skies will more frequently grow grey, and rain will more often fall. So, when I can, I’ll include two pictures. Usually, one will be of the forest as …

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Today’s Picture: 18 Oct 20

Autumn has arrived here. The top picture is from today’s walk in the forest, this part on one of the old forest roads no longer in use for motorised traffic; the most it sees is a few mountain-bikers, the occasional horse rider, and a few dog walkers and others, like us, who enjoy the peace …

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21 Lessons for the 21st Century, by Yuval Noah Harari: #BookReview.

416 pages Political History and Theory/Evolutionary Psychology This is an unusually truthful book, written in rational prose with a degree of honesty that will startle most readers. Presented in five parts, entitled, The Technological Challenge, The Political Challenge, Despair and Hope, Truth, and Resilience, with each section further divided, it does what it states in …

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Today’s Picture: 17 Oct 20

Cannop Ponds, in the Forest of Dean, has proved a particularly fruitful place for pictures, so here’s another from our recent visit. If you’re visiting this blog, please be generous to those who can’t escape their own four walls at present, and share this post widely with them on social media, so they can enjoy …

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Kos in a Time of Covid 19: 5th Day.

Entry to the Ancient Agora. Our morning started with a walk along Pamfylon, the street where our hotel was sited. We were curious to see whether we could reach the northern coast that way. It meandered past another hotel complex, apparently unoccupied, a few other isolated roadside buildings, and ended rather disappointingly in what seemed …

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Today’s Picture: 15 Oct 20

The stream that drains the upper pond into the lower at Cannop Ponds. If you’re visiting this blog, please be generous to those who can’t escape their own four walls at present, and share this post widely with them on social media, so they can enjoy it. It will also reach more people and hopefully …

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