Does anyone know what a reiver’s moon may be? Meet Jill Staunton

This blog post I am thrilled to be doing something different, and presenting a piece on Australian Jill Staunton, author of Reivers Moon, a beautiful read which I thoroughly recommend. I haven’t known Jill long, but what I know I like, particularly her passion for the land. It is inspiring.   https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BNCQBYW/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B07BNCQBYW&linkCode=as2&tag=amorroseandth-20&linkId=b496f7400341473ba7b96937ce343fb3 Generally, I am…… Continue reading Does anyone know what a reiver’s moon may be? Meet Jill Staunton

Evolution of Failure – falling forward

  Continuing to live or exist in the environment where you are certain to fail takes a special kind of courage. Going into battle is brave, fighting for rights and beliefs is brave but improving on what you do and accepting that you may fail again seems more an act of crazy than heroic, masochistic…… Continue reading Evolution of Failure – falling forward

The Cabbage Patch Doll

I think children are such a gift and grandchildren even more so. Watching them grow and develop their own personalities is a fascinating process. It is the continuation of life, and observing the repeated features of loved ones reflected in the turn of the head, the shape of the eyes, or just a look, is…… Continue reading The Cabbage Patch Doll

The evolution of failure, who else does it often? (Part 2)

Failure is a word. Words can be manipulated. Certainly, failure on first acquaintance appears unpleasant but if we look beyond that initial first reaction we can view it as a gauge to improvement. It also provides the impetus to re-group and acts as the challenge to our creativity. With luck and hard work, it can…… Continue reading The evolution of failure, who else does it often? (Part 2)

The Evolution of Failure – do it early

Part 1- Understanding I recently watched a video clip on success featuring Will Smith, and it led me to a slightly longer Denzel Washington (he is an amazing speaker) clip.  Dazzled by the content I found myself wanting to blog about it, and my reaction once in words started to grow until it was obvious…… Continue reading The Evolution of Failure – do it early

Dreaming (dedicated to The Watcher)

I have just finished a term working with students on the subject of dreams, and the way dreams have been perceived for centuries. Alas, I am no wiser. It appears that dreams have always featured as something to fascinate the religious, the scientifically minded and those obsessed with the paranormal world. There is an attraction…… Continue reading Dreaming (dedicated to The Watcher)

Un ora sola

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8bUQ5_U8-I This has been one of my favourite songs for a long time, and though an old song, the message is powerful. I love the sentiments expressed, the desperation for an opportunity we let slip away. One hour, just one hour, to say all the things that should have been said. How many of us…… Continue reading Un ora sola