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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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canadian summer

I’m back again from the northern lake-lands, bug-bitten, itching and inspired. My hard drive is full of new work. I’m dreaming of canoes and hot summer nights while I’m busy making plans for the autumn. It’s almost my birthday. The … Continue reading

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vitamin d

Vitamin D, in tablet form, is not the same as sunshine.Inspiration, however, is an excellent substitute. I went to London last week to meet with the lovely people at Action Village India. I managed to sneak in lunch with a … 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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signs of spring

It’s been grey all week. The weather forecast calls this white cloud, grey cloud, and sometimes tantalizes us with elusive “sunny periods”. I’ve been busy writing travel articles about places in other countries and working on things for the future, … 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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