NEARLY A YEAR…

I am no closer to achieving any dream than I was a year ago, and I would be lying if I said that I’m okay with that. I would be lying if I said that I’m perfectly fine with this ankylosing spondylitis body of mine. With the fatigue. With the pain. And how both of […]

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GHOSTS OF A HOME

The tiny, L-shaped room my father had once used as his office was even dustier than the basement.  It was a room of ghosts.  One layer of dust after another had settled on the contents: The bowling and baseball trophies.  The framed photo of me at age six in my pink trench coat wearing my […]

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MAPS

I was so inspired by seeing Tolkien’s maps of Middle Earth when I attended “Tolkien: Maker of Middle Earth” at the Ashmolean back in June.  He created drafts and drafts of various maps—adding and subtracting as he thought of things.  By his literally mapping out of the universe he created in his head….if we stepped […]

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‘INSTAR’

“The process of transformation consists mostly of decay and then of this crisis when emergence from what came before must be total and abrupt. But the changes in a butterfly’s life are not always so dramatic.  The strange resonant word instar describes the stage between two successive molts, for as it grows, a caterpillar, like […]

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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 air stayed cool and the sky remained overcast for much […]

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