Category Archives: creativity

changes & changing

I bought a new camera bag recently. There was nothing wrong with my old bag, really, but the hip strap no longer fits around my expanding girth and I needed something to carry my gear around Hong Kong in, while … Continue reading

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September, Matsumoto

 September. The air is hot, humid, almost tropical, damp and soft and warm against my skin, and full of the sound of cicadas. I didn’t think I’d be back here now. I wasn’t sure I’d come back here to live … Continue reading

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golden summers

August. The grain is ripening in the fields, the hillsides are golden. I’ve been busy while it seems the rest of the world is on holiday, away from day jobs and desks, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been feeling … Continue reading

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the solitude aspect

I have a friend who attempts new things boldly, with grace and daring. She steps into waves, onto bicycles, into new experiences with enviable courage. In our university days, I watched her take her first tentative strokes into the rough … Continue reading

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off the starting blocks

I envy writers whose lives you fall immediately into, heavy and hot and breathless. You know how they feel and think and they let you in, completely, to their world. Me? I’ve always been a watcher. I stand at the … Continue reading

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past continuous

Back in the early days of our chronic nomadism, I convinced my guy to give up his steady, well-paid job and go with me to Australia. We haven’t stopped travelling since, but that’s not what I want to talk about … Continue reading

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where i live

I said before that home is a pause, a resting place, a spot where I gather myself for the next jump. At home it’s easy to get caught up in the day to day of living, caught up in a … Continue reading

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