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Stand your ground: on having opinions

We do what we can, those things to which are best shaped, where our dreams and lives take us. We pick those battles where we uniquely may make a difference. Sometimes it is ok not to have a view, but some of the time, on something we must stand our ground. Continue reading

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Stepping up, not moving on: #artistsforeurope

Let us make #artistsforeurope, a movement to weave us into patterns that sustain us, to draw us together and consciously create the future. That is, after all, what we do. Continue reading

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#sailingtoantarctica in 2016

It’s been a while but for a good reason. On 1 March I am off to the other side of the world. I will be joining the three-masted tall ship Europa and sailing to Antarctica and then Cape Town. For … Continue reading

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Giants lived in Mwnt: how the coastal path was made

Giants lived in Mwnt. They were long-lived and clean limbed and very tall, though they built small with doors more fat and wide. It made them safe, they felt, from the sea-monsters and storms of the Irish Sea. There were … Continue reading

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December: Dusk

Delighted to shout out about this on the lovely site http://www.inksweatandtears.co.uk ink sweat & tears

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Love [wherever]

My article about travelling in India, entitled Homecoming is accompanied by this lovely artwork from Margeurite Dabaie.   They are both in the very beautiful magazine [wherever], an American literary creation.  They newly launched last year in print, which is a very … Continue reading

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Creaking Birds

Flax heads hang, seedless, along my path to work.  Spring has melted into summer.  The tui no longer cry and creak, fighting for the best food, fearless of mere humans walking by.  Now tiny sparrows hop for chaff and crumbs, … Continue reading

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Excellence and (selective) envy

From the far side of the world I have been watching those bits of the Games that get shown on NZ television.  Fortunately, by dint of early rising, I did get to see much of the wonderful opening ceremony.  To … Continue reading

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Hyperreality and Escape in Iran

The ffotogallery in Cardiff has been exhibiting photographs by and about women in Iran.  I caught the last  day yesterday.  As a whole the exhibition oscillates between celebrating love and marking censorship.  The curator, Amek Mahmoodian, has a wonderful exhibit … Continue reading

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Most beautiful thing(s)

People around the world have been blogging yesterday and today about their most beautiful things, to mark Fiona Robyn’s new book. Now I have to confess I have not got into the spirit of this, and haven’t read enough other … Continue reading

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