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An Anniversary

Sophie and I at the National Gallery this week

Two years ago today, a Saturday, Jim and I were told that the cancer had metastasized into his liver. 1,566 more words


Night of Writing Dangerously

For all of you out there who participate in NaNoWriMo, know what it is, have a writer within your circle, or support writing in general then please help me get to the writing event of the year! 131 more words


Standing Still/Self in Movement: A Thought Exercise in Photography as Performance

Recently I discovered the artistic work of Manuel Vason and fell in love with his way with words, which is interesting because Vason is actually a visual artist. 901 more words

Introduction to Creative Life Writing

“Winter is the perfect season for staying indoors and keeping warm…and writing!”

If you’ve always wanted to give writing a go, but weren’t sure how to start, why don’t you come along to one of my ‘Introduction to Creative Life Writing’ courses?

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Family History

Body Love: Performances of Self and Other(s)

Stories, as Clarissa Pinkola Est├ęs argues, are powerful medicine that contain the key for repair or reclamation of any lost psychic drive (1995, 14). So what happens when women tell their own stories? 614 more words

The mourner of Wolf Hall

Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell (2015 Wolf Hall, scripted Peter Straughan)

‘Fortitude. … It means fixity of purpose. It means endurance. It means having the strength to live with what constrains you.’ — Mantel, …

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I lived by his side, now meet stray people, a play about an occupation -- on the anniversary of Austen's death

Breaking the Silence (see below)

Dear friends and readers,

From a long-time Trollope and Net friend who I’ve seen three times in Oxford now — we read Eliot’s… 1,675 more words