TREASURES AND EATS

Have caught a bit of a summer cold, I think, which has interfered with my ability to finish a piece of writing I had been working on.  I was able to make it out on the beach for the first part of the day at […]

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RHUBARB CIDER AND MOLL FLANDERS

It was a rather chilly and misty start to the day, which saw me purchasing a heavier jumper to wear on my rambling.  I wish I could say the excitement grew after this, but after an early afternoon cream tea and scouring two bookstores, the […]

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CUPPA WITH A VIEW

After years of waiting and wanting, I’m finally in Lyme Regis.  Jane Austen.  Mary Anning.  Two hearts and minds  I’ve treasured.  Heading out shortly to see what I can wander myself into…

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REMEMBERING, PART 2: MAYBE AVALON*

Yeats wrote “The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”  As I headed out on a post-breakfast walk the morning after our late arrival at Crapnell B & B, my senses had never been more sharp, nor more […]

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WILD HEARTS CAN’T BE BROKEN

Still thinking about the Dimbley Lecture given by Jeanette Winterson.  I’ve long admired her writing, her thinking, and recently re-read ‘Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?’ as part of my study of memoir–eager to do a more in depth analysis of this work […]

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THE DISAPPEARANCE OF BREATH

It isn’t the wear and tear of getting older even though it began over years and not days when I was still hiking mountains. Along with the occasional fire and stiffness in my knees and hips and neck I noticed that I could no longer […]

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GOT NARNIA?

I’m back in my London room from a night out and once again, my mind has turned childlike:  I just cannot escape the thought that Narnia is in this wardrobe.  I only hope the White Queen doesn’t charge out in the middle of the night…. […]

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THESIS, GRADUATION….

This morning was slow going as it was only yesterday I landed in London.  Jet lag.  My poor body just doesn’t like traveling, even I do.  After a day or two all should be righted, but it was only just a bit ago that I […]

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DYNAMITE

    Don’t know where I am with you Forgetting time and space with you Oh, I wish we had a common view You see my red as blue I don’t belong in your universe For better or for worse   I’m the same, but […]

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FLOWERS

Flower arranging is an art, and it’s one that I have no skill at.  Which is why I appreciate those who do so very much–especially when it comes to mother’s day.  It’s not very imaginative as gifts go, but every mother’s day I get my […]

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