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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)...
Preserving Blackberries and Procrastination…..

Preserving Blackberries and Procrastination…..

I have been living through a period of frustrated creativity. Dreaming dreams and starting to pursue them, only to find that they might be dreams that are at the right time for someone else not me. Having fruitful and productive ideas, only to have the internet go...
ions, ives, ics and isms

ions, ives, ics and isms

In the UK of late there has been much ‘outing’ of mental illness and mental struggles. I therefore do not risk so much by saying that from time to time I suffer from depression. I am not (I believe!) in danger of losing my job over this, particularly as over the years...
Have you met the black dog?

Have you met the black dog?

Have you met the Black Dog?                                     Always there,                                              But I am not always aware Of his brooding presence.   He never forces his attentions,          But let the natural sway                   Of life...
Fearing fear

Fearing fear

The black tentacles encompass my heart, The reddish purple, lava-like, swirls in my guts, My breath shortens and accelerates, My heart rate tunes into the changing movement And adjusts itself accordingly.   My whole system is on alert, Remembering why it is doing...