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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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So . . . What?

So, Have you noticed the way this little word is creeping in everywhere? All answers to questions on the media are now prefaced by “So . . . “ It’s not even said slowly and thoughtfully now; it just comes … 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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This Year’s Adventure

 What I’ve decided to do, possibly by Christmas, is to see if I can publish my book about classical music, in Kindle format.  It has already been published as a paperback, but mainstream publishers didn’t really go for Kindles when … Continue reading

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