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Another List

10 Seminal Books Here is another, controversial list. This one is a list of ten books that have changed me in some way – change my mind or change the way I see or think about things. They are not … Continue reading

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Update to the Update

Total embarrasment! I told all of you my new book was called “Watching for the Downbeat”. It is, in fact, called “Waiting for the Downbeat”. I’m not going to sell many copies this way, am I?  

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Stop Press

Oh, how everything just slips by, especially when you’re busy and not 100% committed to the social media thing. Holidays to Greece have come and gone; so have writing deadlines. Elisabeth’s birthday came and went, and was appropriately celebrated in … Continue reading

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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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A Blind Man in the Land of Zen in Colour

Here are the original colour photographs that were published in black and white in my book A Blind Man in the Land of ZenI.                        

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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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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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