Fiction, Last Word

Right Hand Man – Chapter 1


The phone rang and Goon picked it up. “Detective Sergeant Goon? This is Gwen from Superintendent Johns’ office. The Super would like to meet you at 11 today. Would you please come around to my office around by 10:55. The Super does not like to be kept waiting. Thanks” Goon replaced the phone and shifted… Continue reading Right Hand Man – Chapter 1

Last Word, Memoirs, Travel

Making Glass


The making of glass is a process that I have always enjoyed watching. It is a perfect marriage of process, engineering, manufacturing and art. I love moving parts, I love seeing machines that make things and love thinking about the engineering, logic, software and hardware that makes these factories go. So when the long weekend… Continue reading Making Glass

Last Word, Writing

About Updates


Following the dictum "when you have no creativity to offer but a blog post is expected, then make some improvements to the blog and write about it", I present to you NEW, IMPROVED: 1. An integrated About page. How cool is that? Other blogs have 'a' blog page, this one has 'many'. So naturally, people… Continue reading About Updates

Slo-Man, Writing

Happy Fifth Anniversary!


Today is, according to WordPress, and WordPress should know, the exact day 5 years ago when The SloMan signed up at WordPress and stared at the screen thinking "What is this blog thing and how do you go about blogging?" Since that day, 5 years ago, The SloMan has seen much activity. Over 2 years… Continue reading Happy Fifth Anniversary!

Last Word, Miscellany

The Big O and I


The Big O. It's probably the most used and most misunderstood term. It's not just misunderstood, it is one of the leading causes of misunderstandings. At the very outset, I must confess that I have so far failed to fully comprehend the nuances of the O and it's usage. O is best understood by a… Continue reading The Big O and I

Last Word, Recipes & Food, Travel

Blue Spring


Yes, that's the colour ( color, if American ) of spring and to prove it I'm going to show you a set of pictures with lovely hues of blue. First though, lets start with this one. As you can see, not only are the arms of the bush a brilliant red, the jacket of the… Continue reading Blue Spring

Last Word, Miscellany

Wood and Wouldbe Woodworker


It is immediately a fact that I have some strengths and some weaknesses. Indeed, I am normal, like everyone else and despite what you may privately or not so privately think; or say, in the case of some of my ruder, more direct friends. Amongst my strengths is, of course, prevarication, which I prefer to… Continue reading Wood and Wouldbe Woodworker

Last Word, Miscellany

Dishes – Why I hate doing the dishes.


"Doing the dishes" is the act of cleaning up after a meal. All the pots, pans and assorted stirrers, cutlery and the actual dishes are lumped under the term "dishes". Now, we have a large dishwasher and all the actual dishes, cutlery, glasses and glass bowls etc go in there. What counts for dishes in… Continue reading Dishes – Why I hate doing the dishes.

Last Word, Writing

Ultimate Blog Challenge


So I did it. I signed up for the Ultimate Blog Challenge. This means that I have to write one post every day in April 2015. What a stroke of luck for you readers! I mean, 30 posts in April, just for your reading pleasure. What could be more fun? Well, food, for example, travel… Continue reading Ultimate Blog Challenge