Blue Noon

Born to Blog: A private introvert who prefers to hide behind the public persona created for social media.


“Let joy be unconfined. Let there be dancing in the streets, drinking in the saloons and necking in the parlor.”

My earliest heroes*, if not to say role models, much to the frustration of my school teachers, were comedians, for I would take any and every opportunity to make those around me laugh. My closest friends are the ones who make me laugh the most.  More restrained in my declining years, if I find myself hesitating, my finger hovering over the “send” button, the question I will be debating in my mind will not be “Is it funny?” but “Is it funny enough?”


The pursuit of Justice, at least Social Justice, has always been a particular concern reflecting perhaps an old-fashioned British anti-authoritarian sympathy for the underdog (cf Passport to Pimlico, Titfield Thunderbolt etc).


Do not wear black.  No honestly, if your coming to ours, do not wear black.  Nothing shows the dogs hairs up so well. For as long as I have been able to I have shared my life with Shelties and you will read something about some of their stories here, along with ruminations about what it is to love and be loved by a dog.


I’ll let you be the judge of that, heartface

*Laurel and Hardy, Groucho Marx, Will Hay, Kenneth Williams, P G Wodehouse, Alan Bennett, Flanders & Swann, Alex Dawson  – and that’s just for starters!

8 thoughts on “Blue Noon

  1. revdrl February 21, 2015 / 2:50 pm

    I enjoy reading your blog and really loved the picture of the “monsters’ you discovered. Thanks for sharing that!

    Liked by 1 person

    • radicalrambler February 22, 2015 / 9:13 am

      Thank you. I must go back there this year to see how they have weathered


  2. Gradmama2011 March 24, 2015 / 1:31 pm

    I love your header photo. It suggests a theme more than just a guy, a boat, and the water.

    Liked by 1 person

    • radicalrambler March 24, 2015 / 2:03 pm

      Thanks – there are a number of jokes colliding there – predominance of blue as a background. the musical puns relating to the blues and the classic Rogers & Hart song, my surname, and the guy in the photo both is and isn’t Anthony Gormley – he was his own model for the sculptures at Another Place near Liverpool


    • radicalrambler June 13, 2015 / 4:55 pm

      Is there an unlike button I can press? That is quite a challenge – I may need to phone a friend on this one. hmmm….. goes off to ponder. . . .


      • markbialczak June 13, 2015 / 9:27 pm

        Oh, Roy, this is right for you, I know it. 🙂


      • radicalrambler June 14, 2015 / 8:16 am

        That was a lot harder than I expected. I’m going to lighten up a bit for the next one.


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