Tag Archives: Urban Survival Skills for Men

End of an Era

the casual conversational tone of a blog is what makes it so very dangerous

After several years and 2342 posts, this will be my very last blog.

It’s served its purpose, kept me sane and literate, and introduced me to several very interesting people.

However, no matter how hard I tried, from time to time I would post some quite inappropriate things, which did me no credit at all. 

Besides I detest the ‘new’ block editor.

So, thank you so very much for reading and commenting, but good morning and goodbye for good.

I hope you have enjoyed reading, as much as I have enjoyed writing.

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Road concept – freedom

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

no more deadlines and commitments

 

Scenes on Sunday ~ Rain

life is not waiting for the storm to pass
it’s about learning to dance in the rain

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalknet

 

well, here in England you at least have to walk in the rain

 

 

 

Not Feeling Good

some days are worse than others, this is one of those days

Well, today isn’t going so well, it’s been lashing it down with rain, I’m suffering from insomnia, and I’d really rather not be trapped in my garret all day. On the other hand, there isn’t really anywhere to go any more, because I still can’t see my friends, travel is still very difficult, and going anywhere risks being placed in self-isolation, possibly in an expensive hotel.

I need to make the best of things, and lot let myself become depressed.

Hopefully you guys are all doing better than I am.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

the sea is angry today

 

 

Monochrome Monday ~ Ebony and Ivory

monochrome photography shows the darkness in the soul

In these politically correct days are we even allowed to listen to this song any more.  You know what?  I don’t care what sad, narrow-minded people think, I like this Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder Duet.

Oh maybe they were talking about piano keys.

In these woke days they can’t be made of ivory either.

But maybe ebony is O.K.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

not black

but positively monochrome

Scenes on Sunday ~ Dance

hand in hand, on the edge of the sand
they danced by the moon’s last light

Just to do something different, here’s a dance mashup with scenes from some great films. Most of which I’ve been lucky enough to catch, at one time or another.

I hope you enjoy.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

Dance with me in Dreams

until the end of Love

Songs on Saturday ~ Drunk On A Plane

eventually the cabin staff will cut you off

Following the Dierks Bentley song Somewhere On A Beach I posted earlier today, I also came across this little ditty.

I have so been there.

Except I didn’t actually go to Cancun.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

but Marmaduke always has my back

Songs on Saturday ~ Somewhere On A Beach

it’s got to be five o’clock somewhere

This song by Dierks Bentley says everything about the kind of summer vacation that I can’t enjoy right now.  As a matter of fact there are some fabulous beaches near the garret, but it isn’t warm, it isn’t relaxing, and there is certainly a dearth of hot girls in skimpy bikinis.

If it comes right down to it I can’t play the guitar either.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

but I can dream

can’t I?

Thank You For Being A Friend

friendship is all about trusting each other, helping each other
loving each other, and being crazy together

This song is for a friend, someone to whom real friendship means everything.

Maybe, someday, I can repay her friendship.

Maybe it will always stay this way.

Well, I can dream, can’t I?

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

one rose can never be enough

unless it’s given in true friendship

Funereal Depression

in the midst of life I am in a mess

I am still suffering from the after-effects of attending my uncles funeral.  Something about it affected me very badly, so badly that I lost myself in alcohol for a couple of days.  I am still not certain what about that event hurt me so much, but no doubt I’ll figure it out eventually.

Hopefully, all you are well out there.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

tomorrow is a new day

Random Jottings ~ Never

never give up on life

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it’s worth waiting for

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some say that life’s a bitch

until they marry a bastard

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never give up on what you want

because giving up means he wins

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It’s very nice to go travelling

because you get to be a long way away from your spouse

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for some people being alone is safe

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alcohol does not cure all ills

but it helps a lot

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

just when you thought you were supposed to be draining the swamp

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