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The key ingredient in the apple pie was banana.

Odd? One might think so. In fact, most would.

But when the sentence for using the illegal fruit was life on the “island of no conversation”, apples had to be replaced.

It was also not allowed to tell or warn anyone when they ordered apple pie, that there was not even a trace of one apple in the serving they would soon see on the plate in front of them.

Most rulers of countries hope to have an impact. A few seem obsessed with controlling the desserts of their nation. Only a few have anything more useful to offer.

We should just tell ourselves stories instead.

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The wine is mine.

Have a drink.

Iced tea, fine.

Have a bite.

A carrot dipped in this special sauce, very good.

Have a drive, the car is waiting.

The road is full.

Try three o’clock in the morning, when it’s not so “full”.

Easy in, easy out….just sign on the line at the bottom.

The gold-salmon skies long to hear your decision.


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Are you ready for the next wave of delights?

Save a space for the biggest new thing.

Yet, mainly you can create something we will be so happy with, you will be thanked….the main thing is you will know how good your work is.

We need not debate this or that, or the other.

What you can sense, oh that’s so valuable.

Steer the course that is yours said the wise man to the wise woman.

She knew that!


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The back of the court, the final goal and the top of the hill.

Topics are not stepping on your toes.

Tasks taken piecemeal are completed sooner.

And when the Princess dances, she rules the world.


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Shooting footage and the bandits on the beach.

They offered fake watches, ice cream, massage and floating beds.

Sun beating down on oiled backs, tortoises offering reservations and advice.

No ordinary tour, an unusual trip.

Voyages away from home, beyond the well known.

Discovering alpha, beta and delta….we missed nothing.


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