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A win: I retrieve Timothy West reading Framley Parsonage, & see Laura Poitras's CitizenFour

Dear Friends and readers,

At dance fusion workshop this morning and a couple of weeks ago, this song came up and we danced to it. I was there for the first time in 2 weeks, and though the song was still part of the routine, the teacher had mysteriously dropped four Beatles’ songs part of this particular set. 1,751 more words


The quote that will stick to me forever

Every now and again someone says something that sticks to me for the rest of my life. It’s like for every million things I hear, there is always one lesson that engraves itself in my brains to the point that it becomes part of my identity. 322 more words

Life & Writing

Grandparents IV

I know that in some families ‘supper’ is a word interchangeable with ‘dinner’ or ‘tea’, but in mine it has always meant the fourth meal of the day, and I remember evenings where my grandparents have brought out something as big as a pie to eat for supper, though their classic choice would always be crackers and cheese with brandy and lemonade. 435 more words

Return to New York City & Pluviose, a poem

Central Park not far from West Park Drive — I took the photo by cell phone on Saturday, climbing high on a rock formation around 10 in the morning, bitter cold wind but sunny: I meant to snap the lake I saw too but didn’t manage it… 2,104 more words


For the Week of November 16, 2014: The Power of Family Stories

Tell me a story.

In this century, and moment, of mania,

Tell me a story.

Make it a story of great distances, and starlight.

The name of the story will be Time, 972 more words

Expressive Writing

While the Gods Were Sleeping by Elizabeth Enslin (2014)

I devoured this in about three days when I had lots of other work I should have been doing. ‘While the Gods Were Sleeping’ is a wonderful, honest account of a young woman’s encounter with an alien culture that she hadn’t been all that interested in coming face-to-face with, and it was that honesty from the outset that made me like, and empathise with, Elizabeth Enslin. 855 more words

Women's Writing

Weight of Love

You are weight,
Of crushing surf,
Clutching my hem.

You are salt spray
Spitting my eyes,
Stiffening clothes.

You are siren,
Deafening sands,
Hissing song. … 44 more words