Category Archives: Nostalgia

One Shutterbug: Point of View – A Poetic Blog, for Father’s Day

This poem was written for my father. I hope he likes it. In its own way, this is one of the most personal things I’ve ever posted. One Shutterbug: Point of View shutterbug (n) – “an amateur photographer, especially one … Continue reading

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An Inelegant Deficiency: Anxiety, Writing, & Loss

“It’s an act of faith. It’s going on when you no longer believe. It’s walking right into that wilderness.” – Natalie Goldberg, “Wild Mind” “I’ve had an elegant sufficiency, and anything else would be flippity floppity.” – my mum-in-law What … Continue reading

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Like Wheat that Springeth Green: Easter

Most adults accept that, even after great loss, in some form at least, love will come again. After bereavement, though grief never truly leaves us, there is always love enough out there for new friendships, perhaps a new partner, or … Continue reading

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The Art & Practice of Being Normal

“Hide, hide, the cow’s outside!” “I ain’t afraid of no cow.” – final lines to a child’s joke, circa 1960s I’m paid to be normal: compassionate, encouraging, yet normal. Because I work in mental health, and it doesn’t do for … Continue reading

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A Vigorous & Colourful Personality : a Blog for Mothering Sunday

Hi Mom, It’s that time, again, Mothering Sunday. Mother’s Day, in American, though the latter is in May, not March. I remember how I used to buy a card for you, in March, then post it in time for Mother’s … Continue reading

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