I have ridden in your cart, driver, waved my nude arms at villages going by, learning the last bright routes, survivor | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

“I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naïve or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.” ― Anaïs Nin

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New Hepatitis C Treatments and Viral Load Results: Clearing Up Confusion – Lucinda K. Porter, RN

New research funded the NIH Clinical Center showed that low levels of HCV RNA at the end of treatment are not predictive of treatment response among patients with hepatitis C virus treated with interferon-free regimens.

Source: New Hepatitis C Treatments and Viral Load Results: Clearing Up Confusion – Lucinda K. Porter, RN

Oliver Sacks on Learning He Has Terminal Cancer – The New York Times

A MONTH ago, I felt that I was in good health, even robust health. At 81, I still swim a mile a day. But my luck has run out — a few weeks ago I learned that I have multiple metastases in the liver. Nine years ago it was discovered that I had a rare tumor of the eye, an ocular melanoma. The radiation and lasering to remove the tumor ultimately left me blind in that eye. But though ocular melanomas metastasize in perhaps 50 percent of cases, given the particulars of my own case, the likelihood was much smaller. I

Source: Oliver Sacks on Learning He Has Terminal Cancer – The New York Times

‘Nurse Jackie’ Ends As TV’s Most Honest Depiction Of Addiction : NPR

Even after an accident with a carload full of pills gets her arrested, Nurse Jackie Peyton can’t be honest about her addictions. Especially not while explaining her sudden absence to her ex-husband Kevin.”Where were you this past week?” Kevin asks, tensely.”Really, you want to know where I was?” Jackie responds. “I went to a detox program.””Is that what you call jail?” he shoots back. “I was notified of the accident. The car’s still in my name.”

Source: ‘Nurse Jackie’ Ends As TV’s Most Honest Depiction Of Addiction : NPR

Sleeping is a crime in San Francisco – The San Francisco Examiner : The San Francisco Examiner

Sleeping is a crime in San FranciscoTrending ArticlesBauer’s accused of forming ‘sham’ unionSheriff’s deputies could patrol streetsMirkarimi’s promise of deputies patrolling streets is prematureRicocheted bullet appears to have killed Steinle, firearms expert testifiesHow to fix San Francisco’s corruption problemBy Jennifer Friedenbach on August 27, 2015 12:30 amLast week, an encampment of elderly black people near our office in the Tenderloin was cleared out. The men don’t bother folks, but they don’t move very fast either. After a while, the police officers got frustrated with how long it was taking for them to move across the street and threw their belongings in a truck. Gone went their camping gear and their medicines. No small loss when you’re suffering from extreme destitution.At a time when the Department of Justice is calling the citation, arrest and forced displacement of homeless people for sleeping cruel and unusual punishment, new data from the San Francisco Police Department indicates it is fully engaged in this practice.A total of 13,390 citations were given to homeless people last year for anti-homeless “offenses,” including panhandling, trespassing, urination/defecation, drinking in public or other activities that homeless people have no other choice but to perform in public. This amounts to 258 citations a week, or 37 a day. Of those, 11,920 citations were issued for sleeping or sitting in public spaces alone.The department is on track to issue 30 percent more citations this year for resting in public than in 2014, according to SFPD data. This is in direct contrast to recent statements by San Francisco policymakers that The City does not criminalize homeless people.Nothing could be further from the truth.

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DSCF2204I grabbed these points from the Blog Below. They come closest so far to how I feel this year and although I don’t know whether or not my brain was injured by the Coma, it certainly was re-arranged. Chuck in the well known grief and the recently identified trauma and my life is like it says below. I have taken the key points and modified them to fit the way my own life has been affected. Adding colour to it , is the Liver disease and living with a life threatening disease every day. It muddles me up. Add to that, the handling of my business affairs by myself with a mixed up brain and body and the words below are the best I have yet read to tell YOU what it is like for ME.

I need a lot more rest than I used to. I’m not being lazy…

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Why grandparents are amazing | OverSixty

“The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy,” said American humourist Sam Levenson. It’s a fun quote that gives grandparents and grandkids a giggle because it has that slight ring of truth to it. But what does the “common enemy” aka the parents think about grandparents? Well, parents of the internet were more than happy to share the top reasons why they consider themselves, and their kids, lucky that grandparents play such an important role in the family.

via Why grandparents are amazing | OverSixty.

Little thirst, a little cocoa-nut; big thirst, a big cocoa-nut.” Mauritius.




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“Purpose is not that far my child—
it’s just a journey’s walk.
It is the One at the end of the journey,
it is the end of the journey, and it is the journey
And when you thirst, do you not drink?
And when you are cool, do you not warm yourself?
and when you are weary, do you not rest?
And if you need meaning, should you not reach out?
I said out! My child, out!
In all simplicity those in need reach out and receive beyond
He’s at the end of the quench,
and the relief of the warmth,
the satisfaction of a rest, and the
salvage of a soul.”

― Quinesia Johnson, Growth In Expression: Modern Christian Poems

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Stars in the carpet

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(Bronte space thoughts 2012)

Vacuuming stars at midnight
From a grubby seaside carpet

Nick Drake background hums
My seventies London soundtrack

Feel sixteen at sixty-one
Rushing fast to sixty-five

Single bed room
Sanctuary and prison

Full creative life
Empty of passion

Put away childish things
Time to be a proper man


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Down History Lane


The Down History Lane section of our forum displays hours of work by several of our dedicated members……….dedicated to researching and uncovering the history of many many brands of vintage caravans, caravanettes and teardrop trailers.

It is an amazing research tool, one that as owner of this website, I have used many times when attempting to identify various makes of caravans.

The “Down History Lane” is constant work in progress, as facts are discovered about various brands of caravans, and added to the relevant section.

Our members occasionally come across people directly related, or know family members of caravan builders of the period we refer to as “vintage caravans”. A wealth of knowledge is discovered when these people are interviewed.

It’s the best Australian vintage caravan referral site on the world world web, and true credit goes to the handful of dedicated members who continually assemble the story of vintage caravans piece by piece.

Click on the animated link to enjoy. By clicking on the index at the top of the forum, it will place the caravan manufactures in alphabetical order for easy reference.

via Down History Lane.

Listen attentively as I perform this segment of my duties and lets take a tour round the routes of wisdom and gallivant the landscape of experience while I pedal your feet and smoothen your soles


Words Of Wisdom To My Child

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I would that I were an old beggar
Rolling a blind pearl eye,
For he cannot see my lady
Go gallivanting by.

Read more at http://quotes.dictionary.com/search/gallivanting?page=1#DPP7WY7U9xOhEb0o.99

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Australian Railway Songs

For over 150 years songwriters, poets musicians and writers have observed and recorded many aspects of Australian railway life. Many of the songs and poems came directly from those who were employed in building or operating national railway systems. Others items came from those who used railways as passengers, or recall trains amongst their earliest memories.

via Australian Railway Songs.

We have been so anxious to give our children what we did not have that we have neglected to give them what we did have. The Vent


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What is the use of a new-born child?

Benjamin Franklin, when asked the use of a new invention

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The Garden Within by Celia Berrell

There is a garden
in my heart
where beauty grows
in fits and starts.

Where smiles are petals
from the flowers
bestowed by others
from their bowers.

Nutritious hope
reaps seeds to feed
my spirit
for its every need.

With gratitude
I’ll reach my goal.
To touch the island
of my soul.

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Kathleen Writes | poetry, art, non-fiction, ohio, Mark Twain, Rittenhouse, book plates

Hello, all!

What better time than a wintery January to begin my own writing blog again.  Time to get back to the writing life.


Here is a poem by Pablo Neruda on books.

“Ode to the Book,” by Pablo Neruda

The Chilean poet advises that books invite new possibilities, but we should never forget that wisdom is also gained from experience:

When I close a book

I open life.

I hear

faltering cries

among harbours.

via Kathleen Writes | poetry, art, non-fiction, ohio, Mark Twain, Rittenhouse, book plates.

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About Step 8 of the 12 Step Program

How It Works

We have a list of all persons we have harmed and to whom we are willing to make amends. We made it when we took inventory. We subjected ourselves to a drastic self- appraisal. Now we go out to our fellows and repair the damage done in the past. We attempt to sweep away the debris which has accumulated out of our effort to live on self-will and run the show ourselves. If we haven’t the will to do this, we ask until it comes. Remember it was agreed at the beginning we would go to any lengths for victory over alcohol.

-A.A. Big Book p.76

via About Step 8 of the 12 Step Program.

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical decisive hour. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.”




― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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When it is not necessary to make a decision, it is necessary not to make a decision.

Lord Falkland

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Gypsy Driver

Originally posted on hugh wade:

From the days when I drove taxis in the Sydney nights. When mikes were live and we talked to the operator. When we didn’t wear grubby uniforms and cash was king.

Skirting another peer group,
Avoiding another clique,
The party round continues as he left it years ago.

Manic panic weekend living,
Crowded driving solitude,
Cruising the neon nightscape.

Ferrying the stranded and the loaded,
Taking their money with a smile,
A quick-change conversation to the meter’s ticking tune.

Two-way voices static his dreams,
Wrapped in the smoky cockpit,
Trapped behind the wheel.

Visions of urban mansions,
Myths on the edge of town,
Peopled by frightened ciphers jogging home in gloom.

Faced with traps of security,
Lighting another smoke,
He cracks a crooked smile and cruises vacant into the night.

Another gypsy driver chasing the moon.

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MaidSafe – The New Decentralized Internet

The New Decentralized Internet

MaidSafe is a fully decentralized platform on which application developers can build decentralized applications. The network is made up by individual users who contribute storage, computing power and bandwidth to form a world-wide autonomous system.

via MaidSafe – The New Decentralized Internet.


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He seemed to do that when I stood beside his body in the forest. He seemed to shatter in millions of shards of life and truly become the boddishvata he said he was. The light cracked and screamed and spread North and South to the places and people he was going to.

I forget now to call his name when I want him.

I forget that he is more that all that total of what he was as the ordinary man mowing the lawns.

I forget the constancy of what he is now to me.

I forget Van Badhman’s writing.

Van Badham I wrote the following for his life companion, Lynne: Lynne, amidst heartbreak, be consoled that the man who was your beloved companion was no ordinary man. He was a leader, a fighter, a guru, a comrade, a friend. He was a man of independent thought and…

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