In Training (Fandango’s Flashback Friday)

Yay, it is Friday again, and Fandango has just published his Flashback Friday post. The idea is that he picks a post from this day in a previous year, to give newer readers a better insight into what makes him tick.

I have always liked that idea, so shall also post my own reminiscence. As much as anything, it reminds me of where I was, where I am now, and how far I have come. Hopefully, you will find it entertaining along the way.

Oh, and thank you to Jennifer at Paperkutzs for allowing me to use her image.

Actually, I’m glad I found this post again, bucause it is a pretty good sit-rep of how I’m left after the stroke. I might add it to the menu on the top, although I notice it leaves out my eyes.

In Training

Somebody posted on WP the other day, an aspect was how people needed to laugh at themselves. So, I felt inspired… For me, following the stroke, it was not quite learning to laugh, but learning to shrug. Things are what they are, and if I can’t manage something, I have two choices, either accept it, … Continue reading “In Training”


for Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 20 November 2020, paradox.

Achilles and the tortoise decide to have a race,
Achilles gives a headstart, so confident of pace,
They line up at their start-points, official fires his gun,
Achilles thinking surely that race would soon be won.

Achilles shoots out of the blocks, he makes a flying start,
If he can keep this pace up, tortoise will soon be caught,
He saw the tortoise start-line, he urged himself “come on”,
But when he reached the start-line, the tortoise had moved on.

He saw the tortoise up there, a little way ahead,
“Not too far”, thought Achilles, “I’ll leave this guy for dead”,
He raced behind the tortoise, as graceful as a swan.
But when he reached the tortoise, the tortoise had moved on.

He wasn’t far ahead now, they were not far apart,
Achilles sees the tortoise, and runs with all his heart,
Achilles staggers forward, this feels like marathon,
But when he reached the tortoise, the tortoise had moved on.

Achilles now exhausted, collapsed in a heap,
It only goes to show how much Achilles’ talk was cheap,
And the moral of the story, I’ll end this nice and neat,
Don’t race against a tortoise, he’ll surely have you beat!

Xeno’s Paradox. If anybody has any time today, I found a fascinating article about other famous paradoxes here. It’s about a ten-minute read.