Category Archives: Writing

I Haven’t Died

I am aware that I’ve not posted on this blog for months, and think that maybe I need to offer an explanation. It is always more difficult to motivate myself in the dark days of winter, but what motivation I … Continue reading

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Death and Transfiguration

Death and Transfiguration   When a man, or a woman, gets to a certain age, a lot of brain-time is spent on the questions, “What, exactly, is the point?” and “What, exactly, are you trying to achieve here?” For example, … Continue reading

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How to be a Naturalist

The English contemporary naturalist, writer and farmer, John Lewis-Stempel, on being asked how you became a nature writer, replied something like this: “You need to do two things. You need to go outside, and you need to stay out there.”

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Tripping the Likes Fantastic

When I started this blog last summer, I was not sure what I was going to write about nor why I was doing it at all. I have wiggled my toes in various forms of social media, and haven’t found … Continue reading

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Why Do I Do This?

The more I write this blog the more insistent becomes the question, “Why am I writing this?” It’s too facile to say it’s because I like the process of writing. I could write a private journal, like a Victorian gentleman, … Continue reading

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The Casual Comedy

The end of December, and I can report on the progress I have made, or not made, with my projects for 2014. The one I wrote about here, back in the summer, which was the re-writing of Joining the Dots, … Continue reading

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A Blog is Born

This is a very new blog, blogged by an old giffer who doesn’t know how to do it. I now have to bring up this little bundle of gurgling blogginess and disparate pages, and educate it in the ways of … Continue reading

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