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A Spectacle of Hope

It’s been a while; ill health reared its scabrous head recently but as with all clouds, there was a silver lining. One of the things I love most in the world is reading. No-one can criticize you for reading when you’re ill. Like a … Continue reading

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Whatever Floats Your Boat…

Generally speaking I remain unaware of fads and fashions; I am either unwittingly ahead of them or else far behind, marching to an entirely individual drummer, but other people’s fascinations fascinate me. I have always been curious as to why … Continue reading

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Even Goddesses Get the Blues

I stare at Circe and Circe stares at me. According the various visitors who have seen her over the years, her expression is sulky, sad, angry, disappointed, weary or cynical. Their opinion however, tells me more about their frame of … Continue reading

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One Thing to Rule Them All?

Today has been one of those unexpected gems, what at first looked to be a desert of hours waiting somehow to be filled turned at the speed of text, to a joy. Yesterday and for many days previously I laboured, … Continue reading

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Dazed and Bewidered

As many a grizzled old blues man has said, sometimes if it wasn’t for bad luck, you wouldn’t have any luck at all. Speaking as someone who has just come through one of the toughest periods of life yet (and … Continue reading

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The Sun Sharers

A difficult blog to write this week, as I don’t like criticizing others, but one I feel moved to do. I recently picked up a book from the library called The Sun Sharers by Jack George Edmunson. I’ve never heard of the … Continue reading

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A whole new beginning

So, here I am, fabulous and fifty as one kind friend put it or, still plugging away as another (not so kind) acquaintance observed, poised to begin my battle to become a published author. Twenty years ago the notion of … Continue reading

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