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Author: Paulie

23 Jan SALT

Today is the 23rd day of the New Year, and I still haven't got round to drumming out some serious resolutions. Perhaps it’s because I generally delay getting back to work until the kids go back to school. I gave up trying to do anything meaningful...

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06 Dec Yet Will I Trust Him..

I’ve worn contact lenses most of my life. I was fifteen years of age when my world suddenly began to get fuzzy, and eighteen when my doctor diagnosed Keratoconus, a condition that alters the shape of the cornea and causes severe short-sight. So I went from wearing...

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04 Nov The Orange Suit

So earlier this week I had a mid-morning cuppa with a young lady, an American publisher, who also happens to be a writer. Had a good old chinwag about all things books, as only writers can do on a fine Tuesday morning, at Art Cafe. Sheer...

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08 Sep The Almond Tree

It’s a bright, warm Friday afternoon – the kind that ushers in the weekend most beautifully. I’ve left the office early – it’s barely 1pm but I’m heading straight to the hair salon. I need to get there early enough, so that I can be home in...

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29 Aug The Trials of an Introverted Wife

I’m a bit of an Introvert, I'll admit. So last Friday, I’m Netflixing and chilling, having recently discovered there’s actually a few things I can watch on this platform, though I’m way, way off its target audience. I’ve found a nice, sizzling documentary and.. (It’s possible to say...

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14 Aug Fruits in the Fridge

Back when I was in business, one of my greatest strengths, I was sure, was my ability to stay focused on my work, at all times, no matter what. It was hugely, inordinately, important to me - my work - and took first, second and third...

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17 Jul Kryptonite

A dear friend asked me to post this story anonymously, as the party involved is - well - Kryptonite. Read on.. --- After our second date, I cried and asked God why HE would give me a temptation I could not resist. Let me tell you about this...

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29 May I Will Rescue You..

It’s a chilly weekday, some time in mid-October. I’m going about my morning tasks when I receive a call. It’s a man. He doesn’t seem to know me personally, but definitely knows my name. And when he asks, I confirm that it’s me on the line. He...

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