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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HAMPSTEAD SKIN

I wrote this piece a few years ago, but it’s never been finished.  Have never been quite sure how to tie it up, I suppose–and I’ve also thought that more observation and time spent at the swimming pond is required.  Luckily I will soon have […]

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