Intrepid Optimist

Intrepid Optimist is the place where I can share my stories; fact, fiction and thoughts from the past and present. It’s Written by myself for people who believe adventure knows no age

Category Archives: Books

A Broken Tractor and a Wounded Torero

“Love can inspire you to accomplish some of the most amazing feats you’ll ever undertake.” (Self) One of the benefits of working with absent partners was to have the Wildcatter … Continue reading

April 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Treasure of the Llanganates

A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike (Steinbeck) The only ones in the Wildcatter Club that afternoon were me and Gladys the waitress, when Warren came … Continue reading

April 21, 2019 · 2 Comments

Have I missed something?

Have you ever had one of those one sided conversations when you don’t really understand what the other person is talking about? The other evening I was standing at the … Continue reading

September 12, 2017 · 2 Comments

Is That a Fact?

Recently I found myself wondering how many of the latest,  based on the truth  films watched, really are true to their original story? This year alone there have already been a … Continue reading

August 30, 2017 · 3 Comments

“Books and friends should be few but good.”

In many German towns  you can find stands, old cabinets and even the occasional discarded  red English, telephone box stuffed with second hand books. Anyone can take a book and … Continue reading

August 26, 2017 · 2 Comments

Waiting

You’ve been sitting patiently in your doctor’s or dentist’s waiting room for what seems an eternity –  you’re bored to tears. For the umpteenth time you’ve disinterestedly flipped through the … Continue reading

August 16, 2017 · 5 Comments
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