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Olivia Manning's Extraordinary Cats: my cats have become my friends

She fit her rhythms to his — me with Jim

To be with a beloved person is like having a blanket round your heart — from somewhere in…

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For the Week of July 27, 2014: A Place of My Own

Goethe once wrote that all writers are homesick, that all writers are really searching for home.  Being a writer is being on a constant search for where you belong.” 760 more words

Writing And Wellness

The Greatest YA Books Have Animals

Why are some of the greatest YA and children’s books about animals? Because we remember them the most and cherish them in our childhood. These stories have the ability to speak to our hearts and delight us with their passion. 275 more words

Life & Writing

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

I’ve read this book quite a few times now, and it wasn’t for a lack of love, but time, that I didn’t get around to blogging about it. 257 more words

Beach Reads

Dark Noise – my ten pence worth …

So what are you writing then? my friend asked. “I’ve started a new blog where I’ve been talking about things like art and Tracey Emin’s bed…” “SORRY! 885 more words

Life Writing


In 1975 the man moved
The Windsor Free
Festival to Watchfield.
Watchfield? Where the fuck?

Still, we thought we’d go,
Terence and Colin and I, 123 more words


New Shoes

Saturday night. I am out doing what everybody else is doing: forgetting. Forgetting about reality for three hours. Of course, with these occasions, there was the two hour pre-out session of drinking and chatting. 464 more words