Dolly

Dolly

76 years old
Male
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226 Fox Lane
PR25 1HW
Leyland
United Kingdom
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Hi Barny. Thanks for the info and the comments, which were useful. I'll have another go, perhaps not with this. Once again, many thanks for pointing me in the right direction!
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  • Are you a ...?
    Writer published in mags, etc
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    General fiction
    If you write in more than one area, what is your next most favoured genre?
    Comedy
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Omnivorous
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Terry Pratchet, Alan Bennet, Dylan Thomas, T.S. Elliot, Joseph Heller Herman Hesse Larry Niven Gregory Corso, Daniel Defoe. Seamus Heaney. I find it almost impossible to list all the authors I like and admire.
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    Catch 22, Steppenwolf, Ringworld, Treasure Island. I've stopped here, as its like asking me who my favourite author is. This list of books I like is not quite endless.
    What are your working habits when you write?
    Procastinatory
    Are you the edit-every-sentence-ten-times type, or do you prefer to let rip?
    Prefer to let rip and edit afterwards
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    To be published and listened too. As well as writing fiction, I write poetry and I'm a singer/songwriter.
    Your worst habit?
    Doubting myself and solitaire!
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    Too much celebrity and hype, but good books still get through
    Where do you write?
    Mostly at home.
    What else do you want Word Clouders to know? eg: do you have 9 cats / like paragliding / eat nothing but tinned fish / work in the bath / live in Kettering?
    None of the above. I'm also a poet and singer songwriter

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    Dolly
    "Dolly" commented on Dolly's Blog "Vanishing Point".
    Hi Monica, thanks for the comment. I have thought along similar lines. My father died some years ago, and, due to my age, I have attended a fair number of funerals of friends. I can still remember my father, and all my friends. what they looked ...
    2 days ago
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    Monica Handle
    "Monica Handle" commented on Dolly's Blog "Vanishing Point".
    Dolly - I've recommended this book on another thread, but I think it's worth doing again, here. Douglas Hofstadter's 'I am a Strange Loop' summarises his lifetime of research and cogitation on the nature of conscious and what it means to 'be'. In ...
    3 days ago
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    Dolly
    "Dolly" commented on Dolly's Blog "Vanishing Point".
    Hi Hedge. Thanks for the comment.
    4 days ago
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    Dolly
    "Dolly" commented on Dolly's Blog "Vanishing Point".
    Hi Mike. You're right, I do like humour. I think its important enough to never lose it, and the absurd falls into that category.
    4 days ago
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    JGA
    "JGA" commented on Dolly's Blog "Oblivion".
    by JGA 1 min ago I'm 76 too, enjoying my second childhood. Putting myself through art school in patches, learning drumming, thinking about this writers workshop picture book course I'm starting.... Death? Lets hope it just switches life off so there ...
    5 days ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on Dolly's Blog "Vanishing Point".
    Dear Dolly, You come across as someone with humour and a sense of the absurd, I like your idea of buying a pencil at Smith’s that cannot spell. It is something that has novel potential. Other pieces bought Lewis Caroll to mind. I saw your ...
    5 days ago
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    RichardB
    "RichardB" commented on Dolly's Blog "Vanishing Point".
    Apparently people who come back from near death experiences lose all fear of death. Even if you don't believe in their validity, that it's just some effect of your brain shutting down (my mind is more or less open), that's comforting, somehow.
    6 days ago
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    Caducean Whisks
    "Caducean Whisks" commented on Dolly's Blog "Vanishing Point".
    I'm rather fond of Desiderata. It gets things back in perspective.
    6 days ago
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    Hedge
    "Hedge" commented on Dolly's Blog "Vanishing Point".
    I liked what you said at the top Dolly, the poetry of it. There is so much beauty in the world like those words to get immersed in. I had a terror of death from a young age, but not any more. Im interested if I am the same as the person I was then. ...
    6 days ago
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    Dolly
    "Dolly" commented on Dolly's Blog "Vanishing Point".
    Hi Yo, at least you'll go out with a bang!
    6 days ago
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    Dolly
    "Dolly" commented on Dolly's Blog "Vanishing Point".
    Hi Whisks. Thanks for your comment. I don't know if there is anything after death or not. no one has ever come back to confirm anything. I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. In the meantime, I'm more interested in what's happening to me while ...
    6 days ago
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    Dolly
    "Dolly" commented on Dolly's Blog "Vanishing Point".
    Well Richard B, what can I say? I've faced my mortality a number of times and I'm sorry you seem to have such a bleak view of being alive. At the risk of being trite, I'm going to quote that threadbare cliche 'life's too short'. Personally, I like ...
    6 days ago
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    RichardB
    "RichardB" commented on Dolly's Blog "Vanishing Point".
    To qualify my rather morbid earlier post, I should say that I do realise that it's a criminal waste of what time I have left to spend it in terror of something I can do absolutely nothing about, so I try to live for the present and to enjoy each day ...
    6 days ago
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    Yo
    "Yo" commented on Dolly's Blog "Vanishing Point".
    One day, the human race will die, unless it learns to colonise other worlds. Even if does manage to do that it is likely 'in time' that all the great humans that've ever lived will be forgotten. When we become half-robot, the human race will move ...
    6 days ago
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    Caducean Whisks
    "Caducean Whisks" commented on Dolly's Blog "Vanishing Point".
    Dolly, I've read your blogs and they have given much to think about - so much so that I haven't commented until now. Too much to say and no idea how to say it. I'm too, am contemplating The End with as much curiosity as you seem to have. I know, I ...
    6 days ago

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