Author Archives: C.G.Ayling

About C.G.Ayling

Musing misuser of words, lover of lyrical literature, author, occasional contrary thoughts. An honorable man’s name, in memoriam.

Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget – Part One In late January 2016 I was diagnosed with a very large pituitary tumor.  For those who don’t know what this is, it is a tumor inside the cranial cavity.  I hope you never need … Continue reading

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on Busyness

True wisdom is ageless understanding. My daughter Julia, @Chibichiree, wrote this essay for school.  She is seventeen. If I Had a Nickel for Every Time I was Busy… Tim Kreider’s, The “Busy” Trap, dwells upon his opinions on busyness.  He … Continue reading

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on Alternative Facts

I abhor politics.  donald trump {capitalization intended} brings home why. trump, a small-minded vindictive bigot with a vastly oversized ego, has assumed a very big office, which he is using as a bully-pulpit as he proceeds to blatantly disregard various … Continue reading

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a wish of you

~ a wish of you ~ ~ Was I granted one wish, that wish would be a wish of you… to see you every day and as every day draws to its close, to know I’ll see you on the … Continue reading

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on Fairy Tales

My current WIP is an expansion of a short Fairy Tale I wrote some time ago, called A Crystal Tear. Attention to detail is far too important to me to allow me to ever be a prolific writer.  To illustrate … Continue reading

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on Closure

Made up words, with virtually no meaning. Closure. We’re closing the door, but not really… We’re forgetting something we should never forget… We’re throwing out the trash, by sharing it with the world… We’re letting it go, without thought of … Continue reading

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Kindle Unlimited

Today is the last day any of my work will be enrolled in Amazon’s Kindle Select program for authors, and its Kindle Unlimited program for readers. This post attempts to explain why. First.  Kindle Select pays authors based on the … Continue reading

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on Uncertainty

Are you aware that men almost never make eye contact with each other, unless they are in a social setting? Why not? Well, to us men it is simply way too overt an aggressive act as direct eye contact between … Continue reading

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on Change

No matter who you are, you won’t enjoy this post. What is it about?  It’s about a world changing for the worse, it’s about the abject failure of the US political system, and most important of all, it is about … Continue reading

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a new lease

As promised, one of my personal favorite excerpts from Beltamar’s War follows this post.  It’s from a section titled “Of Dragon, and Eternity”.  Things are not as simple as they first seem. Although my writing doesn’t pay the bills, it … Continue reading

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on Our Soul’s Counsel

How can you not hear your soul?  Or, perhaps to you the question is “How can you hear your soul?” In a way I don’t have an answer to either question, yet in another way, I have answers to both. … Continue reading

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on Life

No job is worth a life, yet in the USA more and more jobs demand precisely that.  Indeed, to me it seems likely many countries that have embraced capitalism as the basis of their social system make similar demands of … Continue reading

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on Doing Well

There is so much happiness to be found through the presence of our children.  I’m a fortunate man to have been been blessed with four such sources of wonder. Blessed… Blessed is such a difficult concept to comprehend.  If we … Continue reading

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on Tricks, with Time

The most fundamental reward of love given, is how often love is returned. I wonder why it takes us so long to learn lessons like this?  Such are the lessons of life, simple lessons some seem destined never to learn … Continue reading

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on Intuition

We spend years learning to suppress our instincts, then more years teaching our children to suppress theirs. Why do we do things we regret? Many scientists say we have “intuitions” all the time, however since they are usually wrong and … Continue reading

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