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Reflecting Alexander Bennett's Culture of the Sword

Bennett, Alexander. Kendo: Culture of the Sword. 24th ed. Oakland, California: University of California Press, 2015.

Upon first opening Alexander Bennett’s book, I did not know what to fully expect. 1,363 more words


Tommy's Tree

Hi everyone, I hope you’re all well and feeling creatively fulfilled! Today I’m sharing a short tale with you which was inspired by a real story my Nanna told me about her family not having tree one… 2,510 more words

Creative Writing

Interview with Paul Dowswell

I’ve known Paul Dowswell long enough to have forgotten exactly when we met.  It was at an Edinburgh International Book Festival when I was chairing a panel session in which he was participating.  1,943 more words

Children's Books

Mom’s Favorite Reads eMagazine December 2020

In this month’s bumper issue of our Amazon #1 ranked magazine…

A Celtic Christmas, stories, articles and gift ideas based on a Celtic theme. Plus seasonal features to entertain you during the festive season and all your regular favorites.

Mom’s Favorite Reads

A Christmas Gift from Me to You

Happy December! 2020 has been full many interesting surprises, but today I’m excited to share a pleasant one!

I hadn’t expected to have a publication announcement this year. 333 more words

The Lost Family - Part 3

I do not know when he first visited East Coker in search of his ancestors, or how often he came here, but I do know that his last visit was in the late summer of 1939, when he took some photographs of the village and the church, and it must have been then that he gathered  the impressions that he later set down in the poem “East Coker”. 3,166 more words


#17. ‘The Nightingale’ by Kristin Hannah

“In love we find out who we want to be, in war we find out who we are”

Occupied France

How true indeed. The Nightingale is a beautifully written story about France occupied by the Nazis during Wolrd War II. 317 more words