Tag Archives: Port Naain

Ship your oars ~ Tallis Steelyard

Reblogged from Jim Webster at Tallis Steelyard: There are those who claim, not unreasonably, that usurers and those in their employ are persons sunk deep in perpetual misery. Indeed I confess there are times when I wonder if they are … Continue reading

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Don’t let the grass grow under your feet ~ Jim Webster

Reblogged from JimWebstr, aka Tallis Steelyard: Every so often you come across a paradox. For example I was once talking to an old friend of Maljie’s and they mentioned, “The cathartic effect of mindless violence.” But surely if it’s cathartic, … Continue reading

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A stairway to heaven? ~ Tallis Steelyard (aka Jim Webster)

Reblogged from Tallis Steelyard: This tale comes from the latter part of Maljie’s life. I wouldn’t say that it was something that happened in her old age, as by her own admission, she is not yet old. Indeed occasionally she … Continue reading

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The labourer is worthy of his hire ~ Tallis Steelyard

Reblogged from Jim Webster as Tallis Steelyard: It is a question that may need to be asked. Should night-soil collectors seek to rise above their station? I only ask because of the sad case of Jaysen. He was a night-soil … Continue reading

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Noteworthy ~ Tallis Steelyard (aka Jim Webster) on tour with two new books…

Far be it from me to mock musicians. After all, some of them are competent, accomplished, excellent company and masters of their art. Indeed I would swear to this in a court of law, because I’ve worked with all three … Continue reading

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The danger of losing one’s shirt ~ Tallis Steelyard

Reblogged from Tallis Steelyard, who is on a blog tour: I have noticed over the years that young ladies who are brought up with a litter of older brothers tend to exhibit certain masculine traits. Prominent among them are a … Continue reading

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And so to bed ~ Tallis Steelyard

Reblogged from Tallis Steelyard: The following tale comes from a time when Maljie was young, sweet and innocent. Now it stands to reason she must once have been young. If being young ever becomes a hanging offence, we’ve all in … Continue reading

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The hacksilver orchestra ~ Tallis Steelyard

Reblogged from Tallis Steelyard: In my chronicling of the life of Mistress Maljie I would be remiss if I neglected to mention the incident of the hacksilver orchestra. As a young woman in Port Naain, Maljie had known many musicians. … Continue reading

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Milk maids? ~ Short story and a reviewer’s insight into the world of Tallis Steelyard

Reblogged from Jim Webster, aka Tallis Steelyard: I am constantly reminded that it pays to project a wholesome image. I was with Shena, my lady wife, at an event held to inform and encourage writers. If memory serves, Saon Keeber … Continue reading

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Philosophically suspect ~ Tallis Steelyard

Reblogged from Jim Webster, aka Tallis Steelyard: If I was to say that Tullit Wheelbone has practiced philosophy for many years, you might get the wrong idea. Indeed people have claimed that my lady wife, Shena, has to be extremely … Continue reading

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