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: leisure

Liszt (ening):  A Cure for Lethargy

Liszt wrote fifteen Hungarian Rhapsodies, all of them originally for piano solo, but many of them have now been scored for orchestra. Of all these, the second is by far … Continue reading

April 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Better Late Than…Better Never Late

A short while ago, I was in a hotel in Montreal and enjoying a relaxed Sunday breakfast. Over the radio broadcast in the restaurant, I heard the presenter warn that … Continue reading

September 18, 2017 · 13 Comments

Wet Mondays – I love’m.

Even before getting out of bed this morning I felt more jaunty than my usual  self. I could not understand why I was feeling so bright and breezy and so … Continue reading

September 4, 2017 · 8 Comments

Home Comforts

Written for Friday Fictioneers – 100 word promt “Really Ellie.” Grumbled Elmer, struggling in the confined space to take off his boots.  ”This isn’t camping.” “Well, I think it’s wonderful.” … Continue reading

August 24, 2017 · 17 Comments

Service – The Perfect Waiter

World wide, turn on any TV channel these days and I guarantee you will see one or another of your favourite TV chefs in ego action, preaching, teaching, advising and … Continue reading

August 20, 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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