Coping With Grief.


From Bob Whiley(Sheila’s alias on FB): Grief is a process that is never truly complete on this side of life. For instance, we were out shopping at the after holiday sales when I spotted a mother and her teenaged daughter. The girl was lovely, she was slender with flowing auburn hair, she had a lovely […]

Why I Dearly Love My Gran…


A lot of you may not know this, but my wonderful Gran, Sheila, co-author here on the portal, lost her beautiful daughter Miss Emmy at the tender age of twenty-two(Miss Emmy was). Her passing is mourned by many, who knew this darling young woman and even by those who didn’t, including yours truly. My Gran […]

Italian Wedding Night! – Joke


From The World According to Atlas : Maria had just got married and being a traditional Italian, she was still a virgin. So, on her wedding night, staying at her mother’s house, she was nervous. But her mother reassured her. “Don’t worry, Maria. Tony’s a good man. Go upstairs and he’ll take care of you.” So […]

Elegant Crone-ing~


She dances wild and casts her will She’s fiery coals, and winter’s chill She weaves and spins, she boils and bakes She kneads the bread and bakes the cakes She listens well, yet, it’s all been told She’s peaceful now that she is old Her basket is blessed with herbal charms She rocks the broken […]

Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?


There is a word in the Arab language called ‘makhtub` and it gives me the willies! I heard that it is mentioned in the Tora somewhere aswell and it means”It is written!” Which is to say that from the moment you are born until you expel your final breath, everything you say, feel or do […]

Aka Kids Rule!


    Arbiter – Wikipedia The alternate dimension my son calls reality. In which the string theorists are having an argument with the thong theorists over who is the least right. A person, who could scientifically be categorised as a kid, was the arbiter and ruled in favor of himself! But hey, what’s in a […]