Players

Do you like chess?  I do.  I love the deep pauses to signify the deep thought behind each strategic move. It is a mind game played with beautifully shaped pieces with disciplined pre-assigned positions of power. Can the lowest and smallest pawn take on a knight, a king or even a Queen.  This answer lies…… Continue reading Players

Dancing to tears

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocgP4qVNuwg   Having read some interesting things about soundtracks and how wonderful this can be for capturing the mood of the romantic novel I decided this post to see if this is true. My songs are not necessarily modern and many of them are in Italian.  This particular one I chose is actually in…… Continue reading Dancing to tears

Continuing my love affair with the wisdom of Marcus Aurelius

  When you are annoyed at someone’s mistake, immediately look at yourself and reflect how you also fail; for example, in thinking that good equals money, or pleasure, or a bit of fame. By being mindful of this you’ll quickly forget your anger, especially if you realize that the person was under stress, and could do…… Continue reading Continuing my love affair with the wisdom of Marcus Aurelius

Addictive Patterns

As an English teacher I find poetry the hardest to teach. It is so subjective and there is never a correct answer so often students struggle with meaning and concepts.  I have the same problem with what I write.  I am never sure where the words come from.  I just know they need voicing.  Will…… Continue reading Addictive Patterns

Do you need to shed some curves? Are the balls too heavy?

  What do you do when life throws constant curve balls right at your face? Hey, I’m talking heavy duty, lots of kilos, knock you down balls. Well? You find a way to dodge, and swerve until they go away, and they will. Determination and a strong desire to achieve on their own are not…… Continue reading Do you need to shed some curves? Are the balls too heavy?