About & Index to Postings

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My name is Bruce Goodman. I live in New Zealand.

With 1001 stories, 101 music compositions, and assorted poems, additions to this blog have ceased!

Below is a linked index to past postings:

July 2016

7 – 1001. Cabbage seeds
6 – Music 101: A plagal cadence
6 – 1000. The gate
5 – 999. One thousand and one nights
4 – 998. Free parking
2 – Music 100: The road not taken
3 – 997. She could only say “No”
2 – 996. Birds
1 – 995. Chicken cordon bleu
1 – Poem 23: The four seasons

June 2016

30 – Music 99: A pretty ditty and a cat
30 – 994. Broken lock
29 – Music 98: Daisy
29 – 993. Don’t give a fig
28 – 992. Perfect toast
27 – 991. Contentment
26 – Music 97: Winter blues
26 – 990. When this generation gets old
25 – 989. Spaghetti and meatballs
24 – Music 96: Thinking of springtime
24 – 988. Kelp Help
23 – 987. Tick tock
22 – Music 95: Sunlight on water
22 – 986. Moira’s cousin, Clive
21 – 985. Fat, tasteless, and a sore loser
20 – 984. Sunlight on a sign
19 – Music 94: If full of care
19 – 983. A bit of pub gossip
18 – 982. Mrs McGarvey’s toe
17 – Music 93: Clouds
17 – 981. Consulting mother
16 – 980. An inevitable end
15 – Music 92: To the river!
15 – 979. Increased profit
14 – 978. Tattoo
13 – Music 91: Rustle up Meatloaf
13 – 977. Breast implant
12 – Music 90: News
12 – 976. Flu injection
11 – 975. The sky was brilliant
10 – Music 89: The chase
10 – 974. A dog’s life
9 – 973. Mrs Brussels Sprout’s day
8 – Music 88: Two directions
8 – 972. Shared driveway
7 – 971. Funeral time
6 – 970. Buying shirts
5 – 969. New to the farm
4 – 968. Guest violinist
3 – 967. Coffee grinder
2 – 966. Hot raindrops
1 – Music 87: China Doll seed pods
1 – 965. Fermi paradox
1 – Poem 22: I’m past the age of Mozart

May 2016

31 – 964. Ratatouille
30 – 963. House sitting
29 – 962. Number of words
28 – 961. Seeds
27 – 960. Maisie’s filo pastry
26 – 959. For the boys
25 – Music 86: Pines
25 – 958. Toilet seat
24 – 957. An unsolved mystery
23 – 956. Hot as jalapeño
22 – 955. Laced vanilla custard
21 – 954. African Dung Beetle
20 – 953. A bunch of flowers
19 – 952. Just desserts
18 – Music 85: White azaleas
18 – 951. A nun’s story
17 – 950. Julia’s bath
16 – 949. Dirty weekend
15 – 948. Two potatoes
14 – 947. Radishes and turnips
13 – 946. Harriet’s car
12 – 945. Hedge cutter
11 – Music 84: My swimming pool
11 – 944. Harvesting leeks
10 – 943. Edible weeds
9 – 942. Water fleas
8 – 941. Hilarious
7 – 940. Off to the movies
7 – Poem 21B: In praise of Hannibal’s elephants
6 – 939. The doll’s house
5 – 938. Cat heaven
4 – Music 83: Hippeastrums in May
4 – 937. Drive-through
3 – 936. Garth and Ken
2 – 935. An invisible epidemic
1 – 934. Grocer
1 – Poem 21A: Ballad of a political candidate

April 2016

30 – 933. Dog lover
29 – 932. Arabian Nights in summary
28 – 931. I think, therefore it is
27 – Music 82: Hippeastrums in April
27 – 930. A wigwam for a goose’s bridle
26 – 929. Free hand
25 – 928. Off to the war!
24 – 927. Church on Sundays
24 – Poem 20D: Clock – a cinquain
23 – 926. Lunch time
22 – 925. Impaired vision
21 – 924. The smile
20 – Music 81: In the beginning was the Word
20 – 923. Zita travels by bus
19 – 922. Pests for pets
18 – 921. Retirement
17 – Poem 20C: Owl – a cinquain
17 – 920. Futuristic memo
16 – 919. Letters to the editor
15 – 918. Audrey was a snob
14 – 917. Gnomes and flamingos
13 – Music 80: A study in time
13 – 916. Alex Alexander
12 – 915. Scary stuff
11 – 914. Deodorant
10 – 913. Helicopters
10 – Poem 20B: Frog – a cinquain
9 – 912. Freedom of speech
8 – 911. Toddler killed in expressway crash
7 – 910. Flight simulator
6 – Music 79: Hay making
6 – 909. Kissing in the front seat
5 – 908. Felicity’s farewell
4 – 907. Barbara plants a walnut
3 – 906. The little bird
2 – 905. Other boot to drop
1 – 904. Farmer Jack
1 – Poem 20A: Twilight

March 2016

31 – 903. Good grief!
30 – Music 78: Victimae paschali laudes
30 – 902. Casual Clyde
29 – 901. An inordinate number of passings
28 – 900. The 900th on a plate
27 – 899. Ingratitude
26 – 898. Grandma Margaret’s begonia
25 – 897. Joyce and Neville
24 – 896. The knighthood
23 – Music 77: Heading for fish head soup
23 – 895. Sex sex sex
22 – 894. Divorce
21 – 893. Missed turn
20 – 892. Give a hand
19 – Award 16: LIEing BaSTERd AWARD
19 – 891. Taken
18 – 890. Happily ever after
17 – 889. Teabag
16 – Music 76: The tui
16 – 888. Gilbert’s tomatoes
15 – 887. Raspberries
14 – 886. Dead body
13 – 885. Frederick Ball’s calling
12 – 884. Alien contact
11 – 883. The Noble Savage
10 – 882. I’m so tired of being rich
9 – Music 75: Now, what’s for dinner?
9 – 881. Marilynn felt his hot breath
8 – 880. A stint in town
7 – 879. Apple crumble
6 – 878. Eek!
5 – 877. The bathroom was cleaned
4 – 876. English examination
3 – 875. O Shakespeare!
2 – Music 74: The life of a teddy bear
2 – 874. The train
1 – 873. I am honoured to enlighten you
1 – Poem 19: Fall fire

February 2016

29 – 872. Leap Day
28 – 871. Saved by the Government
27 – 870. Winter cold
26 – 869. How’s your day been?
25 – 868. Verity’s open house
24 – Music 73: Welcome to our world!
24 – 867. Veronica’s dog
23 – 866. Shakespeare’s bad hair day
22 – 865. Having a ball
21 – 864. You’re welcome to disagree
20 – Award 15: Like a dog
20 – 863. Ethel’s vowel problem
19 – 862. Swimming in their new country
18 – 861. Face at the window
17 – Music 72: Just looking
17 – 860. Almost without sense
16 – 859. The Pony Club Sandwich
15 – 858. He brushed passed
14 – 857. A story of spurious authenticity
13 – 856. The way it can be
12 – 855. No smokin’
11 – Award 14: Where the sun doth shine
11 – 854. How to properly
10 – Music 71: Just struttin’ my stuff
10 – 853. No butter for Lent
9 – 852. The evolutionary track
8 – 851. Cars
8 – Poem 18b: Four relatively famous shadormas
7 – 850. First date
6 – 849. Granddaughter’s birthday
5 – 848. Stanislaus’ moment
4 – 847. Family from China
3 – Music 70: Fit for a cauliflower
3 – 846. Little Bo Peep
2 – 845. Aunt Lola
1 – 844. Stolen parsley
1 – Poem 18a: Shadorma’s almost dance

January 2016

31 – 843. Best bit of bad luck
30 – 842. Last words
29 – 841. A final bow?
28 – 840. Daily feast
27 – Music 69: View from my vegetable garden
27 – 839. Another statistic
26 – 838. Dear Miss Munyard
25 – 837. The royal pig
24 – Poem 17d: Only the dead have seen the end of war
24 – 836. Making ends meet
23 – 835. Terrible accident
22 – 834. Turtle Dove
21 – 833. I’m not here to moralize
20 – Music 68: The old barn
20 – 832. Lingonberry jam
19 – 831. A lot of people…
18 – 830. Fresh tomatoes
17 – 829. Baby talkie walkie
16 – 828. The scattering
16 – Poem 17c: A modest proposal
15 – 827. A curse
14 – 826. Drug testing
13 – Music 67: In search of a mouse
13 – 825. They were pleased with themselves
12 – 824. Catty
11 – 823. The horrible troll
10 – 822. Grave stone
10 – Poem 17b: Flaky pastry
9 – 821. Karaoke night
8 – 820. Bluebeard
7 – 819. Emile’s pansies
6 – Music 66: Ubi caritas
6 – 818. Mr Pawley was particular
5 – 817. Stink
4 – 816. On a roll
3 – 815. Elaine worked in a pharmacy
2 – 814. Skipping breakfast
1 – 813. Happy New Year… again!
1 – Poem 17a: It’s pretty

December 2015

31 – 812. Annus horribilis
30 – Music 65: The silly season
30 – 811. Granny’s nannies
29 – 810. Poetry assignment
28 – 809. Home sweet home
27 – 808. Flowering Cherry Lane
26 – 807. Buy now!
25 – 806. Christmas gifts
24 – 805. Catch the light!
23 – Music 64: The cat and the turkey
23 – 804. Christmas decoration
22 – 803. Gosh! It’s Monday!
21 – 802. The murderer’s name is…
20 – 801. Isobel’s little joke
19 – 800. They’re away today
18 – 799. Dear Julia
17 – 798. Choices…
16 – Music 63: Snow light
16 – 797. Leo loved to sing
15 – 796. Perry falls in love
14 – 795. Breaking news
13 – 794. To the rescue
12 – 793. Wilma’s pet axolotl
11 – 792. Save the tree!
10 – 791. Job application
9 – Music 62: Mess it up
9 – 790. Sticks and stones
8 – 789. Sugar and spice
7 – 788. Dorothy’s ornamental elephants
6 – 787. Tigers for punishment
5 – 786. Ashes to ashes
4 – 785. Worn to a frazzle
3 – 784. Alfie’s birthday bash
2 – Music 61: Square dancing
2 – 783. The Robinson Family eats
1 – 782. Nolan orders a book
1 – Poem 16: Songs my father taught me

November 2015

30 – 781. Mink coat
29 – 780. Capital punishment
28 – 779. Oh for a tissue!
27 – 778. My dog has fleas
26 – 777. Euphrasie’s Thanksgiving
25 – Music 60: American Thanksgiving
25 – 776. Film star
24 – 775. Muffin was a toy poodle
23 – 774. Geraldine’s picket fence
22 – 773. Beautiful Tints
21 – 772. Wag
20 – 771. Gwenyth takes flight
19 – 770. Victoria’s clone
18 – Music 59: This old house…
18 – 769. Country life
17 – 768. Lavinia’s blog
16 – 767. A little house
15 – 766. Pigs
14 – 765. Psyllids in the salad
13 – 764. Child labour
12 – 763. Myrtle’s sadness
11 – Music 58: Snowdrop
11 – 762. All my love
10 – 761. Eleventh hour
9 – 760. In a field of maize
8 – 759. Mabel did things nicely
7 – 758. Winifred Seacock’s devotion
6 – 757. Four sons
5 – 756. POP!
4 – Music 57: Lobsters
4 – 755. White swan’s eggs
3 – Award 13: A pat on the back
3 – 754. The PH-word
2 – Award 12: Blogger Interview Tag
2 – 753. Down on the farm
1 – 752. All Hallows
1 – Poem 15: Thus ends

October 2015

31 – 751. Bit by bit
30 – Award 11: Aow, wouldn’t it be loverly?
30 – 750. An ordinary Friday
29 – 749. Purple robe
28 – Music 56: I’m pleased to be a bee
28 – 748. What a view!
27 – 747. Clever Seraphina
26 – 746. Mother of three
25 – 745. Driving home
24 – 744. Can you keep a secret?
23 – 743. Guy in a beanie
22 – 742. How time passes
21 – Music 55: Wild flowers
21 – 741. Welcome to our world
20 – 740. Thaddeus was a little sad
19 – 739. Avidly rabid Joe
18 – 738. Around the campfire
17 – 737. Sweetest Day
16 – 736. Paradise Lost
15 – 735. Scuba diving
14 – Music 54: Cuddles
14 – 734. The end of Temperance’s bath
13 – 733. Glorious wealth
12 – 732. Forever thankful
11 – 731. Shortbread
10 – 730. An old story from France
9 – 729. The best of friends
8 – 728. Big words
7 – Music 53: Start thawing the turkey
7 – 727. There are some things
6 – 726. Mountain wedding
5 – 725. Marie Antoinette’s cake
4 – 724. Sean’s diseases
3 – 723. Bathroom light
2 – 722. Imbibing a little too much
1 – 721. Party animals
1 – Poem 14: Bury me flamboyantly clad

September 2015

30 – Music 52: In memory of my mother
30 – 720. Let the reader guess
29 – 719. Cut the hedge!
28 – 718. Funeral coverage
27 – 717. The back room
26 – 716. Humbot
25 – 715. Not much of a cook
24 – 714. Why people hate taxes
23 – Music 51: Farewell to winter
23 – 713. That morning the thrush sang
22 – 712. Everyday citizens need a champion
21 – 711. Thank you for sharing this
20 – 710. I wish to see…
19 – 709. Treasures gleaned
18 – 708. Just inside the gates
17 – 707. Rowena’s food fairs
16 – Music 50: Interisland ferry
16 – 706. Family reunion
15 – 705. Family portrait
14 – 704. Anyway, there was this girl
13 – 703. Clarinda’s feline fixation
12 – 702. Muses and Fates
11 – 701. A timeless parable
10 – 700. Flowers from my garden
9 – Music 49: Splashing about
9 – 699. Long to reign
8 – 698. Benji’s teeth
7 – 697. The national paper
6 – 696. Virgil’s booze money
5 – 695. You wrote it, it must be true
4 – 694. Ella’s annoying husband
3 – 693. I was driving along quite comfy
2 – Music 48: Irises
2 – 692. The smile
1 – 691. Did I tell you about my grandkids
1 – Poem 13: They upped and left

August 2015

31 – 690. No chest pain
30 – 689. Hoisted by his own petard
29 – 688. Priscilla makes a baby
28 – 687. She’s on the list
27 – 686. Harry’s five day forecast
26 – Music 47: Winterscape
26 – 685. Gary answers the phone
25 – Awards 8, 9 and 10: Semper tres
25 – 684. Larry’s orange and a lemon
24 – 683. Barry’s left hand index finger
23 – 682. Carrie hated his name
22 – 681. Ace drove on
21 – 680. Nora remembers
20 – 679. Flora was a dog
19 – Music 46: Beach walk
19 – 678. Cora had had enough
18 – 677. Thora’s questionnaire
17 – 676. Dora couldn’t win
16 – 675. Paddle cutting board
15 – 674. The butcher
14 – 673. Exchange student’s parents
13 – 672. This is your captain speaking
12 – Music 45: Gambolling lambkins
12 – 671. A stately catch in black
11 – 670. Felicity
10 – 669. Ella was curvaceous
9 – 668. Maribella was horrified
8 – 667. Three sons
7 – 666. The number of the beast
6 – 665. It’s a boy!
5 – Music 44: Fairy flowers
5 – 664. Crooked Humphrey
4 – 663. Lachlan had a worm farm
3 – 662. The things we do for sex
2 – 661. Idyllic island
1 – Award 7: Liebster and other crustaceans
1 – 660. Marvin’s wife goes to town
1 – Poem 12: Thistledown

July 2015

31 – 659. On crossing the road
30 – 658. Joker
29 – Music 43: Dahlias
29 – 657. Stolen car
28 – 656. Bloodsuckers
27 – 655. Peach Petal
26 – 654. The pendant
25 – 653. Three pebbles
24 – 652. Doggie
23 – 651. Pissed off
22 – Awards 5 and 6: A six hundred and forty-nine day Streak plus three
22 – Music 42: Grasses
22 – 650. The correction of misinformation
21 – 649. The last pear of summer
20 – 648. Ocean Day in Japan
19 – 647. A really funny joke
18 – 646. Aunt Sonja
17 – 645. Gisele begs
16 – 644. Old Mr Jenkins
15 – Music 41: Little yellow flowers
15 – 643. Bridget waits
14 – 642. Hot breakfast
13 – 641. Love affair
12 – 640. Hot shopping
11 – 639. Mow the lawn!
10 – 638. Copyright Notice
9 – 637. Climate change
8 – Music 40: Globe artichokes
8 – 636. Old Mrs Bradshaw
7 – 635. Howard’s way with words
6 – 634. An apple a day
5 – 633. Outside it was raining
4 – 632. Against the clock
3 – 631. Crab lines on a back drive
2 – 630. Stella’s favourite mug
1 – 629. Herbert was ninety-four
1 – Music 39: Naked ladies
1 – Poem 11: A sort of ottava rima

June 2015

30 – 628. Wallflower
29 – Award 4: How versatile is that!
29 – 627. Eleanor’s garden
28 – 626. End of the bed
27 – 625. Sylvia’s mother
26 – 624. Driving in translation
25 – 623. May contain spoilers
24 – Music 38: Fruits
24 – 622. Starch
23 – 621. Rough and tumble
22 – Awards 2 and 3: Both neat and beautiful
22 – 620. Jim hated rugby
21 – 619. A fisherman’s tale
20 – 618. To bed! To bed!
19 – 617. Saving the duckling
18 – 616. Catching rabbits
17 – Music 37: New snowman
17 – 615. Old Mrs Greville
16 – 614. Herbie backs out
15 – 613. Heather had three sons
14 – 612. The tyrannical megalomaniac
13 – 611. Rejoice!
12 – 610. Two plus two
11 – 609. A lesson in money
10 – Music 36: Having a cuppa
10 – 608. Kapow!
9 – 607. A plague on your houses
8 – 606. Funeral savings
7 – 605. Jack’s gerberas
6 – 604. The last dance
5 – 603. Parachute jump
4 – 602. Duck
3 – Music 35: Bad hair day
3 – 601. Burgled
2 – 600. 600th anniversary adventure
1 – 599. Building ghost
1 – Poem 10: I heard the thrush sing

May 2015

31 – 598. Flankeration
30 – 597. Malcolm developed an interest
29 – 596. Out
28 – 595. Household budget
27 – Music 34: Springhill Runes, Part 3
27 – 594. Use your initiative
26 – Award 1: A ray of sunshine
26 – 593. Fundies
25 – 592. Gertrude’s propensity
24 – 591. Wrinkle wrinkle
23 – 590. Rosemary’s herb garden
22 – 589. Graeme does the shopping
21 – 588. A great disappointment
20 – 587. All in vane
20 – Music 33: My dog’s dolls
19 – 586. In the pub
18 – 585. A dinner party
17 – 584. Potter Verity
16 – 583. Heavenly banquet
15 – 582. Double yolker
14 – 581. Beverley does the hula
13 – 580. In honour of Hans Sachs
13 – Music 32: Sky
12 – 579. Home renovation
11 – 578. Tail tale
10 – 577. Gail managed to save
9 – 576. Granny goes for a ride
8 – 575. What to wear?
7 – 574. Oh happy day!
6 – 573. In a fluster
6 – Music 31: Morning glory
5 – 572. Widow Fleur
4 – 571. An unfortunate string of events
3 – 570. Hacked off
2 – 569. Say cheese
1 – 568. Mutual memorials
1 – Poem 9: Back then

April 2015

30 – 567. Qaddlewaddlediddlydo
29 – 566. God didn’t make little green apples
29 – Music 30: Roosters
28 – 565. Front door, back door
27 – 564. Julliard Scholarship
26 – 563. Wonder of wonders
25 – 562. At the wharf
24 – 561. Patch
23 – 560. Cheerleading
22 – 559. Thyroidectomy
22- Music 29: The hedgehog
21 – 558. Ballad of Giles the Tenant
20 – 557. Into gardening
19 – 556. Inheritance
18 – 555. Three contemporary lectures
17 – 554. Jigsaw puzzle
16 – 553. Border crossing
15 – 552. Quince jelly
15 – Music 28: Black water
14 – 551. Anselm dies
13 – 550. When Patsy fell in love
12 – 549. Phlebotomists
11 – 548. Diet time
10 – 547. A question of habit
9 – 546. Cloven hooves
8 – 545. Now for coffee
8 – Music 27: Violas
7 – 544. Sleepover
6 – 543. Get her poor dog a bone
5 – 542. Easter joy!
4 – 541. From death to funeral
3 – 540. Mud on the phone
2 – 539. Wrong bus
1 – 538. Cake decorating
1 – Music 26: Icicles
1 – Poem 8: The return of summer

March 2015

31 – 537. The wrong bunch
30 – 536. Bad luck, Cristobel
29 – 535. Angus: thief
28 – 534. An algebraic episode
27 – 533. Yes, doctor
26 – 532. Two in the kitchen
25 – 531. Crafty Cecilia
25 – Music 25: Zucchinis
24 – 530. Shared accommodation
23 – 529. Overheard conversations VI
22 – 528. Overheard conversations V
21 – 527. Overheard conversations IV
20 – 526. Overheard conversations III
19 – 525. Overheard conversations II
18 – 524. Overheard conversations I
18 – Music 24: The bridge
17 – 523. Old Icelandic
16 – 522. Nice man
15 – 521. Bathroom chair
14 – 520. Perfection
13 – 519. Racist
12 – 518. Clever camera
11 – 517. Nymphomaniac
11 – Music 23: Bronze lily
10 – 516. Bike to the bus
9 – 515. Handyman
8 – 514. English Comprehension Exam
7 – 513. Doggone
6 – 512. All babies are adorable
5 – 511. Waxing lyrical
4 – 510. Firkin
4 – Music 22: Spring sunshine
3 – 509. On your bike
2 – 508. Old photographs
1 – 507. Puff
1 – Poem 7: When sun bursts

February 2015

28 – 506. Excellent teacher
27 – 505. Hell on earth
26 – 504. First Edition
25 – 503. Thoroughly modern Harriet
25 – Music 21: Jerusalem artichokes
24 – 502. Squawking
23 – 501. In God’s hand
22 – 500. Wendy’s teacher
21 – 499. It dawned on Noel
20 – 498. Creaming soda milkshake
19 – 497. Floral bunch
18 – 496. Faith, Hope, and Charity
18 – Music 20: Going for a walk
17 – 495. Roll call
16 – 494. Coping with death
15 – 493. Car crash
14 – 492. Banking on Valentine
13 – 491. The garden party
12 – 490. This vacuum cleaner sucks
11 – 489. New calendar
11 – Music 19: Melon circles
10 – 488. Outside the box
9 – 487. Reliable service
8 – 486. Bedsheets
7 – 485. Dirty house flies
6 – 484. School reunion
5 – 483. Dribble
4 – 482. Soap in the eyes
4 – Music 18: The squirrel
3 – 481. Cruise mode
2 – 480. What are the odds?
1 – 479. Podding Peas
1 – Poem 6: Love song

January 2015

31 – 478. Elvis has left the building
30 – 477. Pink garden
29 – 476. Oh to be young again
28 – 475. Loving university
28 – Music 17: Blue and purple
27 – 474. Thump! Thump!
26 – 473. Ethel was sad
25 – 472. Bean grinder
24 – 471. Birthday party surprise
23 – 470. Leftover apple pie
22 – 469. Hip replacement
21 – 468. War hero
21 – Music 16: Billy the Goat
20 – 467. Communal lounge
19 – 466. Welcome to the street!
18 – 465. A cat, a dog, a boy, a tiger
17 – 464. Over the cliff!
16 – 463. The happiness ladder
15 – 462. The professor
14 – 461. Florence was an artist
14 – Music 15: Viewing the territory
13 – 460. Smoke alarm
12 – 459. Michael was speechless
11 – 458. Hazel mislays her keys
10 – 457. Just popping to the shops
9 – 456. Not a scrap of difference
8 – 455. Perfect park
7 – 454. The loveliest surprise
7 – Music 14: End of millennium
6 – 453. Minnie hassles
5 – 452. Healthy diet
4 – 451. Fiona’s stew
3 – 450. Yes!
2 – 449. Nits, lice, ticks, fleas, mites
1 – 448. Off to visit grandma
1 – Poem 5: Sometimes

December 2014

31 – 447. Deborah pens a novel
31 – Music 13: Wasps
30 – 446. Something strange
29 – 445. To be honest
28 – 444. Ellen does the ironing
27 – 443. Camp dessert
26 – 442. The Christmas that was
25 – 441. Cinderella’s Christmas
24 – 440. Christmas gifts
24 – Music 12: Happy Christmas!
23 – 439. Wagnerian singer
22 – 438. Quandary solved
21 – 437. Two hens and a cockerel
20 – 436. Anthony’s garden
19 – 435. Anthropological-palaeontologist
18 – 434. Jet propelled suit
17 – 433. He died doing something he loved
17 – Music 11: Butterflies
16 – 432. Stuart was famished
15 – 431. Cryonics
14 – 430. Cotton buds
13 – 429. I hate being told how I feel
12 – 428. What to do?
11 – 427. Last plane
10 – 426. Strawberry cream cake
10 – Music 10: Cat on a rail
9 – 425. Dulcie was not a snob
8 – 424. Hack n Ripper
7 – 423. Dorrie mixes metaphors
6 – 422. Bread pudding
5 – 421. Money well spent
4 – 420. Round as a barrel
3 – 419. Whale of a tale
3 – Music 9: Cheers!
2 – 418. Gambling down
1 – 417. No equal equation
1 – Poem 4: Letter to John

November 2014

30 – 416. Stamp of approval
29 – 415. A couple of frogs
28 – 414. Safari Park
27 – 413. Baloney and ice cream
26 – 412. Rock star
26 – Music 8: Cherry blossom
25 – 411. Never got to say goodbye
24 – 410. Insubordination
23 – 409. It was the year 1590
22 – 408. Adele slogged away
21 – 407. Barry was a bit of a bastard
20 – 406. World famous cook
19 – 405. How do you?
19 – Music 7: Deer
18 – 404. Quite the worst thing
17 – 403. A mouse
16 – 402. A good day
15 – 401. A terrible thing
14 – 400. Man with a sledge hammer
13 – 399. Carpentry
12 – 398. Ten friends
12 – Music 6: Ducks
11 – 397. Poppies
10 – 396. Avocado electroplantons
9 – 395. Carmel laughed
8 – 394. A reflection in three parts
7 – 393. From the bazaar
6 – 392. An Oscar for Gillian
5 – 391. Fancy dress
5 – Music 5: A bench, a dog, a geranium
4 – 390. Hitler’s Nanny
3 – 389. Chicken blood
2 – 388. Jasper, bulldozer driver
1 – 387. Eddie was turning 100
1 – Poem 3: A single bird

October 2014

31 – 386. Marietta plans a murder
30 – 385. Pensioners
29 – 384. World War I
29 – Music 4: You’re so vane
28 – 383. Heath lay in bed
27 – 382. Home guard
26 – 381. Offal pit
25 – 380. Politically correct
24 – 379. Beer garden
23 – 378. Jeepers! Molly’s pregnant!
22 – 377. Talented finalists
22 – Music 3: Sleeping puppy
21 – 376. Wedding party
20 – 375. Celestial abhorrence
19 – 374. Life’s bouquet
18 – 373. The expert
17 – 372. Ella’s medical complaint
16 – 371. The simple life
15 – 370. Chicken pasta
15 – Music 2: Weeds
14 – 369. Titanosaur
13 – 368. Be thankful for small mercies
12 – 367. Thistle grubbing
11 – 366. Ungrand finale
10 – 365. First birthday tomorrow
9 – 364. The fortune teller
8 – 363. The loveliest little house
8 – Music 1: The frog
7 – 362. Gone are the days
6 – 361. Masterpiece
5 – 360. Real men love cats
4 – 359. Winning hamper
3 – 358. Anyone for tea?
2 – 357. Flight of fancy
1 – 356. Had had had had
1 – Poem 2: When sparrows cease to chirp

September 2014

30 – 355. Veronica knew
29 – 354. Birthday picnic
28 – 353. Day at the beach
27 – 352. Who lives here?
26 – 351. Hospitality
25 – 350. Dirk tap dances
24 – 349. Running
23 – 348. Got the skills
22 – 347. Dodos
21 – 346. Lost elasticity
20 – 345. Hungry wolf
19 – 344. Claudia jumps
18 – 343. Naming rite
17 – 342. Letters from the war
16 – 341. University education
15 – 340. Salmon tasting
14 – 339. Easy-peasy
13 – 338. Fridge art
12 – 337. Shepherd
11 – 336. Weather or not
10 – 335. The anaesthetist had a carrot
9 – 334. Three lumps of sugar
8 – 333. Virginia was furious
7 – 332. The Great Kite Skite
6 – 331. When aliens spoke
5 – 330. Blueberry-persimmon pie
4 – 329. LSD
3 – 328. Nouns and verbs
2 – 327. Reggie does a dangle
1 – 326. Such a worry
1 – Poem 1: From the hill in autumn

August 2014

31 – 325. Does one not hear the Bells of St. Mary’s?
30 – 324. Medusa
29 – 323. Wrong numbers
28 – 322. Akeem was cold
27 – 321. Manhole
26 – 320. Heritage plants
25 – 319. Oh bitchery obituary
24 – 318. Giving up
23 – 317. Phillip pushes the trolley
22 – 316. In praise of the Net
21 – 315. Dinner suggestions
20 – 314. Grotty old painting
19 – 313. I have a cat
18 – 312. Thelma’s Bacon Chicken Recipe
17 – 311. Handwritten
16 – 310. You can’t be too careful
15 – 309. Breeding chickens
14 – 308. Night sky
13 – 307. The laundry maid
12 – 306. Famous Five go hunting
11 – 305. Gruntmeup
10 – 304. Flangastible!
9 – 303. Dropping a bombshell
8 – 302. Carmalita, apex of western civilization
7 – 301. Shane begins his novel
6 – 300. It was the 300th story
5 – 299. Christina buys a lawnmower
4 – 298. Sperm count
2 – 296. Cuckoo
1 – 295. Gathering mushrooms

July 2014

31 – 294. Rattan place mats
30 – 293. Little grey kitten
29 – 292. Easter Egg Drop
28 – 291. A new day
27 – 290. Waiting
26 – 289. Early morning
25 – 288. Call me
24 – 287. Lovely Rita
23 – 286. Amelia’s bad luck ends
22 – 285. Totally wasted
21 – 284. Fat gets ugly
20 – 283. Kids III
19 – 282. Kids II
18 – 281. Kids I
17 – 280. Gift wrapped
16 – 279. Trevor was pissed off
15 – 278. Hill climbing
14 – 277. Drunk online
13 – 276. Dog’s boy
12 – 275. Getting cross
11 – 274. When your number’s up
10 – 273. Lights witch, light switch
9 – 272. Teddy Bears’ Picnic
8 – 271. Gabrielle’s Rottweiler
7 – 270. Makes no census
6 – 269. Rupert’s coffee beans
5 – 268. Heirloom
4 – 267. Playboy
3 – 266. Owen was miffed
2 – 265. Tilly’s birthday
1 – 264. Bogged in the blog

June 2014

30 – 263. The magpie
29 – 262. Out of paper
28 – 261. Something’s cooking
27 – 260. Marshall was impartial
26 – 259. Pam was down in the mouth
25 – 258. Jemima hatches a plot
24 – 257. Shakespearean academic
23 – 256. The cruel case of missing pegs
22 – 255. On the rise
21 – 254. ’Twas the shortest day
20 – 253. Twins
19 – 252. Great-Granny surfs
18 – 251. Hector’s cockatiels
17 – 250. Quiet Sunday
16 – 249. Good boy bad boy
15 – 248. Father’s Day
14 – 247. Flower show
13 – 246. House in the woods
12 – 245. Yap! Yap!
11 – 244. Tessa was worried sick
10 – 243. A nod
9 – 242. Twenty-five roses
8 – 241. Not a glimmer
7 – 240. Tired of the drama of life
6 – 239. The happy dahlia
5 – 238. Pretty funny
4 – 237. Brittany spaniels
3 – 236. Original designs
2 – 235. Endangered bird
1 – 234. Unicellular eukaryotes

May 2014

31 – 233. Cindy the reporter
30 – 232. Skiing lesson
29 – 231. Text flirt
28 – 230. French horns
27 – 229. Breakfast in a foreign land
26 – 228. Connoisseur of fine tea
25 – 227. She lingered in the place she’d left
24 – 226. Raymond was practising to kill people
23 – 225. Lavender farm
22 – 224. Initials
21 – 223. Three minutes
20 – 222. White horses
19 – 221. Counting peas
18 – 220. Deaf and dying
17 – 219. Marie’s fling
16 – 218. Aunty Flo comes to stay
15 – 217. Generation gap
14 – 216. Cubicle voice
13 – 215. A stickler
12 – 214. Broken egg shells
11 – 213. Cake mixer
10 – 212. Jeremy says a naughty word
9 – 211. Zita’s toenail
8 – 210. The original version
7 – 209. Angora rabbit
6 – 208. Fleas!
5 – 207. Unplanned unwanted
4 – 206. Heading for ninety
3 – 205. Lost wisdoms
2 – 204. To bee or not to bee
1 – 203. May Day

April 2014

30 – 202. Just give me an hour
29 – 201. Oh Golly Gosh!
28 – 200. Kitchen windows
27 – 199. Medical technology
26 – 198. Oh-di-lay-ee-ay
25 – 197. ANZAC Day
24 – 196. Hygroscopic Kaleidoscope’s Blog
23 – 195. Sylvia’s list
22 – 194. John Jones was maudlin
21 – 193. Rich, handsome, eligible
20 – 192. Language changes, some things don’t
19 – 191. It looks like rain
18 – 190. Eight mammals
17 – 189. Prone to infidelity
16 – 188. Bianca’s secret
15 – 187. Celebrities
14 – 186. Baby of the family
13 – 185. Olive’s printer was old
12 – 184. Oh my darling!
11 – 183. Clothes maketh the man
10 – 182. Seasonal dates
9 – 181. Elopement
8 – 180. Primitive women
7 – 179. Mary walked along the road
6 – 178. … by the letter P
5 – 177. Flat battery
4 – 176. She cradled her baby
3 – 175. Total darkness
2 – 174. Wind in spring
1 – 173. Marion’s fuchsia vase

March 2014

31 – 172. Big April Fool
30 – 171. Dream world
29 – 170. Prometheus brings fire
28 – 169. Small world
27 – 168. Creative assignment
26 – 167. Family tree secret
25 – 166. Steak and eat it
24 – 165. Hatchling
23 – 164. Airport departure
22 – 163. Ceiling flies
21 – 162. Family picnic
20 – 161. Butterfly feeder
19 – 160. If the tooth be known
18 – 159. Rumblestiltskin
17 – 158. Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!
16 – 157. Toad goes for a drive
15 – 156. Off with their heads!
14 – 155. Noddy visits Big Ears
13 – 154. Mother Goose gives a lesson
12 – 153. Father Wolf’s post-dinner nap
11 – 152. Crack in the ceiling
10 – 151. Trip to Samoa
9 – 150. 150th anniversary garden tour
8 – 149. Filthy rich
7 – 148. Deidre’s new school
6 – 147. On which side do you dress?
5 – 146. You little devil you
4 – 145. Childhood landscape
3 – 144. Snakes alive!
2 – 143. The teeth of the storm
1 – 142. Cuddles and Barley Sugar

February 2014

28 – 141. Simplifying life
27 – 140. Hey diddle diddle
26 – 139. Name calling
25 – 138. Cousins
24 – 137. The monument
23 – 136. Saint Fiacre
22 – 135. Formal formality
21 – 134. Veljka alights
20 – 133. The flying nun
19 – 132. A passing train
18 – 131. Sex Education
17 – 130. Bride of the Year
16 – 129. Swing
15 – 128. Fall in Chaudière-Appalaches
14 – 127. Valentine
13 – 126. Lest we forget
12 – 125. Norman’s invasion
11 – 124. Courier from Cambodia
10 – 123. Copping and coping
9 – 122. Stan and Tess’s ma and pa
8 – 121. Park bench
7 – 120. Watermelon man
6 – 119. The conductor’s wife
5 – 118. An unmarked grave
4 – 117. Photos of grandma
3 – 116. Samantha snarled like a feline
2 – 115. Cheap jewellery
1 – 114. The sooner the better

January 2014

31 – 113. You make me sick
30 – 112. Picture at an exhibition
29 – 111. Sometimes it pays to be a loser
28 – 110. No glasses, new friends
27 – 109. Hat for a wedding
26 – 108. Change of direction
25 – 107. Trash
24 – 106. Whodunit?
23 – 105. Pretty good, huh?
22 – 104. You either got it or you ain’t
21 – 103. The thirteenth labour of Hercules
20 – 102. Thelxiepeia
19 – 101. The power of keys
18 – 100. 23rd century blog
17 – 99. Fish curry
16 – 98. Hospital visit
15 – 97. Elsa’s wedding video
14 – 96. Bucket list
13 – 95. And that was that
12 – 94. Curtains, a gun, and a mirror
11 – 93. Pig feud
10 – 92. Out to lunch
9 – 91. Old alarm clock
8 – 90. Long-distance call from America
7 – 89. Rams, ramps, and Ramsbottom
6 – 88. Epiphany pie and presents
5 – 87. Paper napkins
4 – 86. Phoebe’s Uncle Jason
3 – 85. Mothers know everything
2 – 84. Ballad of Solomon Gunner
1 – 83. Drop the cockle

December 2013

31 – 82. Quadruple by-pass
30 – 81. Tooth Fairy inflation
29 – 80. Whither dost thou go, O Wordsmith?
28 – 79. Three ducks
27 – 78. Poltergeist
26 – 77. Day after Christmas
25 – 76. Peace on earth
24 – 75. Nativity Facebook
23 – 74. Poetic Petula
22 – 73. Drive carefully, dear
21 – 72. The Christmas tree
20 – 71. Termites, chicken feet, and mountain oysters
19 – 70. Heavenly cupcakes
18 – 69. Mrs Bessie Pilkington could be blunt
17 – 68. Farewell, O Catheter!
16 – 67. Blind kindness, kind blindness
15 – 66. Hurry down
14 – 65. Smoking in the woodshed
13 – 64. Esme buys a cardigan
12 – 63. Slow journey home
11 – 62. What makes a man?
10 – 61. Lolly scramble
9 – 60. Santa Claus is coming
8 – 59. What’s for dinner?
7 – 58. At the bottom of the garden
6 – 57. Mr and Mrs What’s-his-face
5 – 56. Anita moves on
4 – 55. An alien encounter
3 – 54. It won’t last
2 – 53. Fennel, a bit of a weed
1 – 52. The albatross

November 2013

30 – 51. A fertile mind
29 – 50. All stops out
28 – 49. Mother-in-law’s Thanksgiving
27 – 48. May I be of help?
26 – 47. Bruce’s little goat
25 – 46. Oh silly-billy!
24 – 45. Lillian takes a photo
23 – 44. Pamela’s lovely day
22 – 43. I won the lottery!
21 – 42. A dead pet
20 – 41. Yesterday I turned 88
19 – 40. Wanna come in for a good time?
18 – 39. Little notes
17 – 38. Ms Warple, drama queen
16 – 37. Dreams are work
15 – 36. Muriel’s fabulous idea
14 – 35. Mad on sport
13 – 34. The door knob
12 – 33. I still got my marbles
11 – 32. Grace visits the zoo
10 – 31. Jam jar lid
9 – 30. The man in the mirror
8 – 29. One helluva horrified mother
7 – 28. How exciting!
6 – 27. After the funeral
5 – 26. Wanting Emma Mary May
4 – 25. His Dad’s watch
3 – 24. Janet
2 – 23. The bicycle
1 – 22. Audrey loved butterflies

October 2013

31 – 21. I’m only allowed one
30 – 20. Sally’s balloon shop
29 – 19. Lost stamps
28 – 18. Mother Earth
27 – 17. A plum
26 – 16. African violets
25 – 15. Watch for Peds
24 – 14. Mourning
23 – 13. Gift vouchers
22 – 12. The grandmother
21 – 11. The wedding ring
20 – 10. A leaf
19 – 9. Egg sandwiches
18 – 8. The line
17 – 7. The Pharaoh’s statue
16 – 6. Neighbours
15 – 5. End of high school orgy
14 – 4. Sun in the eyes
13 – 3. Jeremiah
12 – 2. Absolutely gorgeous!
11 – 1. Cabbage seeds

62 thoughts on “About & Index to Postings

    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      Thanks. Yes, it was a big task, but I’m a compulsive-neurotic (or whatever they call it). However, I quite enjoyed doing it. There are two things to watch. One is I should have the dates of each month around the other way with the first of the month at the bottom (I just might change to that.) The other thing was I changed the dates of each story from where they were in the original blog, and it became a mess that took ages to fix, e.g. Christmas fell in April and Mother’s Day clashed with Thanksgiving etc etc…

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      Simon – you’ve only got to sneeze and I come running. You should know that! I’m not a follower. I’m not a groupie. I’m a fawning idiot. Why else would I get excited when your email said “in case you’re interested”.

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      Thanks, O Wondrous One. I have thrown off my clothes and am doing a tango cum samba of delight. (I’m not being cynical – I’m actually going yah! yah! yah! Hurrah!) Come to think of it – no one says Hurrah! these days…

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        1. Bruce Goodman Post author

          I have used Hurrah a few times and Hooray frequently but have never heard of Huzzah until today! In my first play – I was 9 – I misspelt Hurrah and wrote Hurry! Decima Alder insisted in the performance on saying Hurry instead of Hurrah. It was the beginning of my descent into obscurity.

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  2. in567

    Good idea on this Index! Thanks for the link for the wildflower seeds. I’ve been trying to grow poppies and other flowers and had bought seeds like 3 times for each. None of them grew, so I was so irked! As a newbie gardener, I will follow and gain some tips from ya.

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  5. Susanne

    I have so much to say, I scarcely know where to start, but start I shall.
    1. Love the snowflake background and the candle banner.
    2. Boggled by your ambition to challenge all those poetic forms. I just may copy you on it but not in nearly so organized (dare I say obsessive?) a manner.
    3. Thank you kindly for your comment on the new Gravatar. I’d blush if I remembered how. I wholeheartedly approve and had a good guffaw at the crack of dawn when I read it. At 58 such compliments (I think it was a compliment) are as rare as uncoloured hair.
    4. Have I ever mentioned how I enjoy the images you use with your posts? How are they done? An on-line editing tool?
    5. Happy Monday. Or is it Tuesday there?

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      5. It’s Tuesday.
      4. I “doctor” images using an obsolete program called Ulead Photoimpact – since bought out and ruined by Corel by making it too complicated.
      3. No worries – as we say over here, instead of your North American “You’re welcome”!
      2. I’m a compulsive obsessive – or is that obsessive compulsive? It was meant to be a challenge for 2016 but I’ve already finished writing them.😦😦😦
      1. The changing of the banner and background usually indicates a degree of boredom at my desk! Thanks for the lengthy comment!

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      Hello – O ever-competent personage. I switched the comments off because the comments frequently had little to do with my postings and were becoming an alternative to Facebook for those who purported to dislike Facebook and everything it stood for. I’m finishing blogging on the 7 July 2016 – and this time it’s for real, at least in this mode. I’m feeling old, tired and grumpy, and want to “rediscover” the wonder of being alive in the manner that I think my friend Simon has shown!

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