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The seasons of things

This blog post gets a little bit hippy.... you have been warned! I feel like the seasons turned yesterday. All of a sudden the trees I can see through the window when I sit on my settee are bright in their spring green clothes. It seems as if they were bare bones just a few… Continue reading The seasons of things

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The details we sometimes miss

For one rare, perfect moment I had three pens inked. Three pens is my nirvana. Three pens are easy to use, they don't invoke any guilt or any need to choose which ones I'm going to allow to languish, thus proving they are second-best. We cannot see, we will not mention, the other two pens… Continue reading The details we sometimes miss

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Take my button box, for example

This is my button box. It is a joyous comglomeration of colours, shapes, sizes, and textures housed in a deeply nostalgic tin. Far from being a home for retired fasteners, this is a living, evolving organism which is both a useful resource and a source of pleasure. I take buttons out, I add buttons in,… Continue reading Take my button box, for example

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Not as intelligent as I’d hoped

I like to scan through the comments that WordPress, very accurately it so happens, assigns to my "spam" folder. Mostly they are gibberish, the sender gets blocked (I know it's pointless as they are throw-away user identities, but I do it anyway) and the comment gets permanently deleted. Sometimes, though, they are a hoot, like… Continue reading Not as intelligent as I’d hoped

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Pen and Ink: The September Edition

It's a month since my last update on the pens and inks I was using, so today I'd like to bring you up to date with what has changed, what has remained the same, and how the pens are being used. First up, the number of pens I've got inked has reduced to just three… Continue reading Pen and Ink: The September Edition

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Frustration

This week I am experiencing an utter lack of ability to put words and pictures together in the form of a cohesive blog post. I have half-written a host of treatises on all sorts of subjects, none of which have fired my imagination enough to finish. When I have been relatively interested in the subject… Continue reading Frustration

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Something a little different

Just leaping in today to mention that I've started a sister-blog to this one as a space where I can track my creative writing endeavours. It's now up and running with my first post in what I hope will be a weekly series. I won't be cross-posting on a regular basis, but if you'd like… Continue reading Something a little different

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Fiction vs. Fact

When I was fourteen, I thought I'd never meet any people as interesting as the ones I read about in books. When I was thirty-eight, I thought my fourteen-year-old self was wrong and that I could prove it as soon as I met the right real people. Now I'm sixty and I know I was… Continue reading Fiction vs. Fact