The Gift of Childhood: A Love Story

So a little late for Wednesday Appreciation Day, but yet again, pesky deadlines and paying work. Urgh. Such is life. And I guess that is kind of the point of this post. There are some things that become unavoidable when we grow up. There is work to be done, and the bills sure don’t pay […]

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The Life of an Anarchist Baker

So I like films. Like a lot. And sure, I can wax lyrical with Tarantino fans. And sure, I can sip away on bubbles with a bowl of cherries and spend lazy Sunday afternoons with a little foreign film, so don’t even get me started on Volver.  But I just don’t have it in me […]

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The Gift of Reading Aloud: A Love Story

So this one is a little late for Wednesday Appreciation Day… To be honest, I had some deadlines to get out the way when Wednesday rocked up on my door… Pesky paying work!! Then Thursday, my grandmother had visitors so off my grandfather and I went to the home of a Welsh widower I’d met […]

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The Gift of Empowerment: A Love Story

Ok, so it’s not a Wednesday but I don’t always save appreciation for one day alone… Today I would like to thank an artist and friend for his contribution to my home, and to the, in turn, source of inspiration he has become in my life as a human being and as  a writer… I […]

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What you need to know about Charlie

Ok, I have a friend, right…. Charlie… When I hear a metal trolley wheeling its way down my street, I instinctively look over to check if it is Charlie passing through my ‘hood! The first time I made Charlie some fried beans and eggs and toast and a mug of Ricoffy, he told me, “God […]

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