A Midsummer Night’s Dream (or Jessica “Moon-Face” Hansen & a Lump of Clay)

I went to a party once. I knew Jess. From circles and such. We have some history. Port Elizabeth is like that. But on this particular evening, almost touching the stars, there she sat atop in a tree, legs dangling like a little woodland creature, like something straight out of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. (Note […]

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The Art of Quilting (or, I Have Hope)

So today, we remember those who would not be voiceless… Those agents of change… Those who took centre stage against one of the fiercest of regimes. I salute you and your brave deeds leave me humbled. We have not come as far as I’d hoped by now. But there is room for growth each day […]

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The Inexhaustible Magic of Sara Fanelli

Advent Calendar by Sara Fanelli    So today I dug deepishly into my archives, from a blogspot I had some moons ago as a hobby, sharing in my love of children’s books… and who better to feature than my all-time favourite illustrator, the glorious Sara Fanelli!  May 5th, 2011 I had the blooming blessed fortune […]

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Songs of Mom: Part I

My Mom’s Many Songbooks Spun by Jocelyn Teri So today I’d like to make the humble offering of a little song list to one and all… They’re the songs that never fail to make me think of my mom, Janet Frances Fryer. Once quite the muso herself at Folk Club, or so I’ve heard… (And, […]

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