Meetings, questions and Oprah

Like many, I am an Oprah fan. How can you not be when you see the things she has achieved? This will be the first of two posts where I use Oprah as my springboard to consider certain aspects of life. Sometimes we make a connection without understanding the connection. This post is a good…… Continue reading Meetings, questions and Oprah

Flavours of Italy

When I got side-tracked by poetry, I wondered what the heck I was doing. I went with it and it surprised me. Not so much in the first book, but certainly in the second because the choice of topic wove itself into the novel series. It felt right and then it slowly dawned on me…… Continue reading Flavours of Italy

Supporting others is a form of gift giving; Meet Claudine Tinellis

The season for giving has arrived once again. These days it all seems to come so soon, a symptom of the times. Everything happens faster. One year follows another before we know it. These days everything comes with a price tag and not being as solvent as I would like to be, I have had…… Continue reading Supporting others is a form of gift giving; Meet Claudine Tinellis

Love, poetry and ideas that inspire

Looking through some previous work I came across some things I had written regarding genre. I wanted to reassess what motivates me and so I went searching. We need to do this from time to time as a reminder of what we set out to do. I love the different worlds books offer us, but…… Continue reading Love, poetry and ideas that inspire

The Buds

Can anyone relate to the frustrated desire to fix things when they go wrong and end up taking that desire too far? I mean as in wasting time too far?  Sometimes we have to prove we can make it right even after understanding the mistake is there, and it’s too far gone to fix. Call…… Continue reading The Buds

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

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)