Tag 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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Cat Tray v Blue Sky

“Put your hand over the side of the boat / What do you feel?” Kate Bush, “The Coral Room” Warnings: Grief, cat tray as metaphor, & potentially graphic descriptions of feline behaviour. Unlike Kate, I can’t hear my mother singing. … Continue reading

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30 Years Amongst the Brits

Thirty years ago today, I was walking through Heathrow Airport, when I saw a policeman, and thought to myself, They really do wear those hats. Does Eng-a-land swing like a pendulum do? Do bobbies on bikes ride two by two? … Continue reading

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Cancer, Aging, & Second-hand Sheila

Today’s tune is by David Bowie, and is about fashion. This blog, however, is about its dark-matter twin. Aka, “Wear whatever the hell you want. Because you’re old(er) now.” Young lasses who are gobsmacked whenever a woman over 30 wears … Continue reading

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