Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.” — Virginia Woolf

“I’m not on the outside looking in
I’m not on the inside looking out
I’m in the dead fucking center, looking around.
– Kendrick Lamar (Ab-Soul’s Outro lyrics)

Welcome to my blog site.   Feel free to wander about as you wish.   MBH (My Better Half) has provided a number of photos on this site and I freely acknowledge her skill in capturing the moments we both treasure.   Some other photos I have borrowed from the Internet and I will gratefully acknowledge their authors if I can find them.


Strider is the nom de plume of John Dowson.   John lives with his wife Sue in South Yorkshire, England, he has four children and eight grandchildren of whom he is inordinately proud.


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  1. Aha! The man behind the (commenting :))) nom de plume. Love the bio! Four kids and eight grandkids, wow! And especially liked your travel posts, including (your wife’s?) beautiful photos. (I can’t seem to “like” posts from outside WordPress Reader — I wonder if others have the same problem? — but please know I “liked” them in spirit. :))

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    1. Hi Strider I don’t think it’s a problem with your settings. It’s a problem either with WP, and/or Chrome, and/or the extensions I have in Chrome, and/or the combination of all three together — I have searched it online and many blogs have this problem, so it’s not just your blog in particular. I can’t “like” anyone else’s WP blogs from the front end either; only posts I see in Reader view (i.e. in the WP “back alleys” as I like to call them).


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