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Fat Quarters and Walking Feet

Fat Quarters and Walking Feet

I have embraced my new hobby Well, resurrected an old one really.  And fat quarters and walking feet do not, in this instance, refer to the author 😉 As I entered my second year of not regularly going into school to teach music, I had a whimsical moment.  One that...

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Observations on harvesting blackberries

      I promised that I wouldn’t write another blog  until after arranging a certain appointment, but thought that perhaps I would permit myself these gentle observations.  The blackberry (or bramble) crop is incredibly plentiful and forgiving this year; forgiving...

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Set your light forward: 2. Stopped in my tracks

Forgive my silence over recent weeks.  My plan is to continue with my preparations for a really full “life on the back nine” (a golfing analogy), but for a while I was stopped in my tracks.   I was suddenly aware of a large number of friends who were either recently...

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Set your light forward – 1. Action planning

I have been challenged this week about translating ideas into action.  If you are anything like me, you are an ideas person, but without the internal infrastructure or confidence always to translate these ideas into meaningful action. Today I was going to give you a...

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Set your light forward – Poem – The Kite

  The Kite I liken my life to that of a kite - the one that’s constructed, that is, not the avian kind.   As the years progress, the kite string slowly extends;  the kite survives, through both storm and fine weather.   Sometimes the string is taut and straight,  the...

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Set your light forward – Prelude

  I have decided to write a series of blogs about death... Please hear me out.  It may be stating the obvious, but death is the only absolutely certain thing that happens to every living organism.  And yet, as a species we humans appear ill equipped to cope with it. ...

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The joys and perils of anticipation

The joys and perils of anticipation

It is a beautiful, sunny day today. Just right for a walk with my canine companion. A light breeze, not too chilly; no need for hat or hood. Regular dog walkers out and about to greet and put the world to rights with. But I did not enjoy the walk as much as usual...

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An Indian Summer

An Indian Summer

In the Northern Hemisphere this can happen in September, when the heat of summer has run its course, but suddenly there is a last burst of activity, and the energy of the season seems to say "Not Yet" to autumn and winter. I remember Juba (Djimon Hounsou) says this to...

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2nd January

2nd January

It's 2nd January, and my only (rather unplanned and woolly) new year's resolution has been broken. What a relief! I had lied to myself, that magically the remaining Christmas food would somehow morph itself either into the bin or down the throats of...

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