The bird outside my window

I never know what the topic of my post will be until I sit at the computer. Sometimes I wish I were more of a planner, more precise in vision and in general and I don’t necessarily mean with my writing. However, I have one of the minds that never stops and so ideas fling […]

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August/September 2022 Chilling with Books Corner with a double spotlight.

August ran away from home. Before I could catch the rascal, I was thrown into September. Chilling with Books Corner got put in the corner. The truth is I am very busy at present, and I am selfish. I like what I do and don’t know where to start cutting down. How about I decide […]

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Ukiyo, energy levels, unkindness, and change

I find it difficult to detach from the things, and consequently I struggle to let things go. Change doesn’t happen when we dismiss. This is not about holding grudges. It is about the world around us and the things in this world that intrudes on our energy levels, some more than others. Describing these things, […]

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Tanka Talking, Cherita Cherishing – show don’t tell

As a writer, being part of a writing group of some description is vital. Within that environment we learn, sometimes simply by absorption or the process of osmosis. Listening to the speaker holding a session, exchanging thoughts with the person either side of you, or watching reactions, the way a face rearranges itself to show […]

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May, June, and July Chilling with Books Corner 2022, being real and finding inspiration

For the first time in well over five years I have not put out a blog post for almost two months. I have sat every day writing a sentence here and there but never quite finishing. It took me a while to work out I was burnt out. Don’t you love how that last sentence […]

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Can someone from another planet write reviews? Part 2

This is the second part of the post I wrote in May. I would have preferred to have finished this post sooner, but things got in the way. And we all know how easily that can happen. However, after attending a session of my book club I decided it might have been fortuitous and therefore […]

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Can someone from another planet write reviews? Part 1 with a poem.

Chocolate. Reviews are like chocolate. The more we have, the more we want. However, we are fussy creatures and demand it be of the best kind. It needs to be rich and smooth and melt in the mouth. But taste, like much in our lives, is different for everyone. Reflecting on this, I found myself […]

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