Month: February 2017

Birthday girl

hey it’s my birthday! I know that but do you? I popped from the womb upside down early I jerked and I jumped right out of my pram they called me Jigger who never lay still when you think of the odds what a marvel oh what a thrill! and every day I’ve clambered from the dark […]

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A dirty old day in terrorized New Zealand

Now let us do our duty: a swift scan of the headlines for one shameful day in a land of slime and terror. Minister not keen on drive Freedom campers use beach as toilet New Zealand, man up like Dan Carter Melania wants to start clean Police honesty box charge A dance with The Boss Closure for cat lover […]

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Fishing the grid

a small boat floating on a sea of memories words I readily use swim near the surface some words dwell in the darkest deeps every year more nouns and names but I will fight the good fight on the tip of my tongue buyer’s remorse I think slower I’m slowing her down I want to […]

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Joy of writing #2—sharing

Most writers adore those moments when readers tell you how much they loved one of your books. When they quiz you about how you write, why you write, and why you wrote a particular thing a particular way. When their eyes glow and you know that you touched this person with your words. It’s love you […]

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No more mush: mindfulness to the rescue

When life deals you something very very good and something very very bad, how to cope? How do you keep the layers of life from merging into one great ugly mush? It’s Thursday 16 February 2017. It’s nearly 8am, nearly time to go to Webstock, a stellar conference that I’ve been so looking forward to.Webstock is a […]

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