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The story behind the story - 'Attention To Death' by Ailsa Abraham

Where do writers get their ideas from? Over the next few weeks I’ll be quizzing my coffee shop visitors on the inspiration behind their writing. To start the Story Behind the Story series I&#… 12 more words

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Yet another list of the top ten albums of 2016

Dot writes: what is the reason for Best Albums of 20xx posts? Sometimes I think it’s to make me feel small. I looked at the list on The Quietus, which is a dead trendy website for cool persons, and even though… 533 more words

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The Dressing-Up Box Nativity Play

This is a nativity play designed for the needs of the modern parent i.e. it uses only costumes that the average time-poor, pointless-crap-rich family already owns. 534 more words

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Fishing for writers

If you are accustomed to fishing you will know that your prey hides in dense weeds. In the case of authors, this tends to be performing Feles-Adoramus in the vast plants of Visioliber, or darting in and out of Trittilo. 107 more words

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The Jingling of Keys

Reflections on the Czechoslovak struggle for nationhood

The unpredictability of humanity, that’s the story that sticks in my mind about the political uprising in what was Czechoslovakia in the 1980s. 1,392 more words

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Santa and the 'Shrooms: The Real Story Behind the "Design" of Santa | Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

My thanks to Marit for this. I didn’t know although I was aware that many shamanic communities use “highs” to reach their spirit world. I am delighted to know this – Santa isn’t a Coke-head – he’s a shroomie! 54 more words

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