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Perking the Pansies · 3d ago

Milk and Two Sugars, Please

This winter’s brought some lively weather to keep us from our slumber and to wake the dead...
Perking the Pansies · 1W ago

The Darkest Hour

There’s been a flurry of historical war films lately and more to come, I’m sure. It’s not ...
Perking the Pansies · 2W ago

Come on Baby, Do the Loco-motion with Me

With low eastern skies the colour of Milk of Magnesia, I’ve been pining for the hazy days ...
Perking the Pansies · 3W ago

My Brokeback Mountain Moment

Recently, I received a solicitous email from an ‘admirer’ who wrote: You look nice and cha...
Perking the Pansies · 1M ago

Old Money, No Money

This is the second article originally published at On the Ege Magazine back in the day. I’...
Perking the Pansies · 1M ago

On the Feast of Stephen

On Christmas Eve my thumb began to ache and throb. I drank through the pain. By the Feast of Stephen, it resembled a medieval pox. The image doesn’t really do justice to the horror of it all...
Perking the Pansies · 1M ago

One Foot in the Grave

There’s one evergreen Christmas custom in the Scott-Brennan household that gets rolled out...
Perking the Pansies · 1M ago

Top of the Pansy Pops 2017

Perking the Pansies has recently passed its seventh birthday. It’s quite a milestone, I th...
Perking the Pansies · 1M ago

Twas the Night Before Christmas

It’s Christmas Eve and, after a year of sensible eating, tomorrow we’re looking forward to...
Perking the Pansies · 2M ago

Turkey, a Land for All Seasons

I was weeding out my files recently and came across a few articles I wrote for On the Ege ...