Il Volo and a little bit of Italy

I am totally in love with the Sicilian group, Il Volo. The truth is I love anything Italian but these voices are magnificent, individually unique and yet they blend perfectly. You will find I will choose Il Volo often because of the emotion they are able to express so beautifully. Someone suggested I translate the…… Continue reading Il Volo and a little bit of Italy

Calling all poets

The last two months have been a little more exciting for me than normal. I have revised my poetry book Emotions in Eruption with a new cover and a little tightening up in the format because with self-publishing authors have that possibility. I have also been working hard to produce a poetry sibling. This is…… Continue reading Calling all poets

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 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)

Romans Like Aurelius

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” – Marcus Aurelius With all the thinking I have been putting into the last few posts I’ve come to the slow realisation that I have actually managed to inspire…… Continue reading Romans Like Aurelius