We all have a different baseline of how we see the world - some of us are Eeyore, some of us are glass half full folk, sometimes our baseline is steady, sometimes it wobbles, or drops out from under us.
I will keep putting my shoes on. That's my silent vigil. My resistance.
A birthday project Marking a birthday in COVID times is not easy. Marking a big birthday is even trickier. For my 30th I had a 'Festival of Sandy’ - there was a weekend away at the beach with multiple ‘events’ - food, swimming and generally hanging out with folk I loved. That was 10 years… Continue reading Oh Pigeon
FictionEPIPHANY | Take a tentative step forward in a relationship with Sandy Bennet-Haber’s short story.
One of my sadnesses early on in lockdown was feeling like the work of my novel was being washed away by our new reality.
...for a long time I internalised the importance of being stoic. Thinking of it as a strength. I couldn't metabolize the sentimental. Anything saccharin was too much for me to take, to likely to errode my defences.
sewing contains romance, excitement and a hit of the happy you usually need to spend money to get, all while adding feathers to your sustainability crown.
The Chicken Soup Murder by Maria Donovan My rating: 5 of 5 stars The first thing to say about this book is that it is a page turner. I read it in about three sittings over three days. I got captivated early on, not just by the mystery, but also the characters. Maria Donovan brings… Continue reading Goodreads reviews – November
What can a close reading of Never Let Me Go, by Nobel Prize in literature winner Kazuo Ishiguro teach you as a writer?
True travel addicts share how they keep the travel vibe alive on home turf.