Monthly Archives: July 2009

THE MORE YOU WRITE THE BETTER YOU GET (maybe)

As proof I offer up the following, found while I was looking for a piece of scratch paper to take on my walk. It’s whenever I’m reduced to scrawling ideas across my palm and up my forearm that the inspiration … Continue reading

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Raspberries, Lunas and mean Wasps

The raspberries which ramble over the steep inclines along my walk are finally ripe. They are a curious hybrid with a slightly different leaf- less toothy than the one I’m familiar with- and before the berry appears, you get a … Continue reading

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FLAB

I have realized that a change in routine, a lapse in a certain amount of discipline results in flab. I’ve been sitting in front of my computer for 30 minutes, fiddling around, annoyed with myself because I have a window … Continue reading

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Eft

This is an eastern newt in the juvenile eft stage. Pretty nifty, huh? These are what I sometimes find on my morning walks. Although they are cute and I would dearly like to bring one home and keep it in … Continue reading

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3 A.M.

Apparently I have something on my mind…. I can’t blame the kids. They are sprawled out, their limbs splayed like starfish, their arms flung above their heads in poses which mirror the other, and their legs occupying large sections of … Continue reading

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INTERNET INTERCISION

Intercision is a type of fictional operation in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy that separates an individual from their dæmon. In effect, the operation separates the person from his or her soul, while (usually) leaving the person alive. (from … Continue reading

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MOODY BLUES

You know that stereotype of the muttering, hunched, wild-haired writer locked up in the attic with a notebook and well-chewed nub of a pencil? Or how about the Marquis de Sade in his oubliette? Well, I’m starting to think it’s … Continue reading

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Nature Comes Full Circle

I was going to title this ‘Badger Latrines and Cherry Trees’. I wonder what kind of hits that would encourage in google searches? I’m still busy painting and not working on my WIP (Code name:AIDAN) because I just don’t have … Continue reading

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PAINT BE-SPATTERED AND BE-GRIMED

I have paint spattered on my hair and smears on my legs and arms. I paint in cut-offs with a bandanna covering most of my head, but it never matters how careful I am, I always make a mess. I’m … Continue reading

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SLOW AS A VERY SLEEPY AND ANCIENT TORTOISE

On the positive side, I have already started work on my new manuscript. This even as my beta readers continue to give me their feedback on “Lucky”. It’s a companion piece and I am very excited to be writing it. … Continue reading

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