Gone Away ~ The journal of Clive Allen in America

Going, Going, Gone!

I am taking a week off from the blog to go nosing around in East Oklahoma. Obviously, this is an unfortunate time to have a break from the point of view of the serialized story I have begun, but it can't be helped. It is possible but unlikely that I will have access to a computer during the coming week so there is a faint chance that Part 3 might appear at some time. I know myself too well to promise anything, however.

In the meantime, you could look on this as a chance to catch up on previous posts! I have put them into categories to make it easier to find the ones you're interested in and this is included below. If you like short stories, for instance, have a browse through the Fiction section. The numbers relate to the post number in the Contents; it should be easy to find the one you want, therefore.

So it's goodbye to the blogosphere for a few days. Enjoy yourselves and don't do anything I wouldn't do!

Categories within the blog:

1 Going Away

2 Lawton

3 Food

4 Futureshock and the Wild West

5 Oklahoma Nights

6 24 Hours from Tulsa

7 Election Reflection

8 The Black Hole Theory

10 A Little White House

12 Tumbleweeds and Turkeys

16 A Question of Sport

20 Pontification and a Vineyard

32 A Musical Sandwich

34 The Sea And Me

37 Spiders, Man!

39 Pine Forests and Bayous

44 Jingoism

80 The Incredible Disappearing Restaurant

86 A Confluence of Rivers

94 Apache, Comanche and Kiowa

101 Bluegrass in Duncan

108 Lawton Arts Festival

119 Advertise That!

Plus 5 American Idols

Incidentals (General Thoughts)
11 Fool That I Am

13 Landscapes

14 Just Renewed My Artistic Licence...

15 Procrastination

17 An Invitation

18 Failing to Win

22 A Lazy Day

23 Sometimes It Gets Like This

24 Did I Hear You Say?

25 Retraction

33 Galveston, Oh Galveston

36 Rhyme Time

52 What's In A Name?

53 Art

55 A Poem (I Think)

58 Specialism and Versatility

70 The Apathy Blog

77 Oklahoma Spring

79 A Painting Blog

81 A Musical Musing

83 Yakkety-Yak

95 A Rhyme in Time

96 The Absolute Truth

99 More on Landscapes

104 England, My England

109 A Lyrical Pondering

112 Heroes

120 Talking 'Bout My G-G-Generation

121 Gecko

124 The Indianapolis Grand Farce

125 The Other Italian

127 Science Fiction: The Movie

128 Aruba

130 Mad and the Pootle

131 You Be The Judge...

132 And Boogie Too!

133 Burnt Sienna

9 A Real Blog

26 Is Blogging A Disease?

41 Contents and Clarification

48 A Tribute to "Hereunder"

49 Oh, Blog It!

51 Changes at Gone Away Towers

59 Traffic Statistics

61 A Nothing Blog

63 The Pumpkin Blog

85 The Great March Slump

98 Another Day, Another Idea

100 The Centennial Blog

103 Both Worlds

107 More Statistics!

110 Riding the Rocket!

113 The Pressure of the Blog

115 A Mad Post

118 Woodcuts

122 A Blogger's Lament

African Memories
27 Okay, I Admit I Had a Childhood

28 Rufus Part 1

29 Rufus Part 2

30 Chimanimani

40 Hymn to Hendrina

42 Flying

43 Whistler

46 Gorongosa

56 The Snake Park

62 Thank You, Johnny, Wherever You Are

74 Command Post Capture

82 Name That Country

105 Thunderstorms

114 The Most Beautiful Place...

38 Sharp Readers and Firey Foxes

45 Slay

54 Halo

73 Some Software Sentiments

50 Thermopylae

57 The Box

60 A Tale of Two Tailors

64 A Very Parfit Knight 1

65 A Very Parfit Knight 2

66 A Very Parfit Knight 3

67 A Very Parfit Knight 4

68 A Very Parfit Knight 5

69 A Very Parfit Knight 6

71 Snowflakes

76 Shameless Self Promotion

78 Hitman's Sunday

84 Raining Cats and Dogs

87 Sir Gawain and the Dragon 1

88 Sir Gawain and the Dragon 2

89 Sir Gawain and the Dragon 3

90 Sir Gawain and the Dragon 4

91 Sir Gawain and the Dragon 5

92 Sir Gawain and the Dragon 6

93 Sir Gawain and the Dragon 7

97 The Phantom of the Blogosphere

106 Boulderman

111 The Goodbye Drive

117 Svengali Comes Clean

134 Accelerate - Part 1

135 Accelerate - Part 2

English Memories
72 That Kid With Red Hair

75 The Cat of a Thousand Names

116 A Place Apart

123 Joe the Giant

126 Factory Tales 1

129 Factory Tales 2


Great, so you're going on holiday and are just feeding us processed blog. That's not what I call commitment. You could audio blog, but no. That's fine you have fun, but don't expect me to be here when you return. Good bye.
Date Added: 10/07/2005

As I discovered, Clive, bloggers are not allowed holidays. If you can hold off the cold turkey, have a great time.
Date Added: 11/07/2005

That's quite an oeuvre!
Date Added: 11/07/2005

Gone Away
I could never audio blog, Glod, not having the necessary technology. And I do understand that you will be away by the time I return. Such is life sometimes and, like me, you may have to catch up when you return. ;)
Date Added: 11/07/2005

Gone Away
As you can see, John, I can get back to the blog occasionally through another's computer but not often enough to continue the "Accelerate" tale, unfortunately. Does this count as cheating on the cold turkey?
Date Added: 11/07/2005

Gone Away
Thank you, Wayne. Quite surprised me, too...
Date Added: 11/07/2005

I'm sorry, I didn't mean, I was angry, and bored, mainly bored.
Date Added: 11/07/2005

Gone Away
Hey, no problem, Glod - happens to all of us at times. :D
Date Added: 11/07/2005

I for one am glad you're taking a break. Having been offline more than on here lately, I was beginning to feel as though I'd never catch up. But, I too will be gone by the time you get back. Good news is, I have a new post on my blog (err, maybe that's good news).
Date Added: 12/07/2005

have a wonderful time daddie :* i await word on rubbabubba :( sends more squishes your way >:D< kitsch
Date Added: 12/07/2005

Sorry to have missed you departure, Gone Away, but the exigencies of real life have been calling recently! Have a good break, you really do deserve it. I'll just have to curb my impatience until you get back. All the best.
Date Added: 13/07/2005

glad to see your still kickin Mr.
Date Added: 13/07/2005

Hey Clive, I'm glad you've taken a bit of a break! I hope you get out to Tahlequah and float the river, it's lovely and requires absolutely NO knowledge or athletic ability. :)
Date Added: 16/07/2005

hi daddie. by my calculations, your week is up...where are you? did you have the best time in the world? will your adventure be chronicled for us armchair travellers? will you please get back here and tell me how buba is doing? :(( gigantor squishes >:D< kitsch
Date Added: 16/07/2005

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