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Cold comfort

The bedroom was seriously cold… I had left the window open all day and all night and the temperature has struggled to get above freezing lately. I smiled… because that is exactly how I like it. I don’t care for … Continue reading

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Three Paths to Light – Stuart France

Reblogged from The Silent Eye: In the early days of The Silent Eye, I thought it would be a good idea if Steve, Stuart and I, as the three directors of the school, shared a little about how we had … Continue reading

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Three Paths to Light – Steve Tanham

Reblogged from The Silent Eye: In the early days of The Silent Eye, I thought it would be a good idea if Steve, Stuart and I, as the three directors of the school, shared a little about how we had … Continue reading

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The Tale of a Quest Down a Hallway – Gregg Savage #writephoto

Once upon a time, there was a boy named Zane who woke up feeling very ill. He hadn’t really eaten anything unusual the night before, nor did he have any signs of a cold. He just knew something wasn’t quite … Continue reading

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Grumpy Ana and the Grouchy Monsters by D. Wallace Peach

Reblogged from Myths of the Mirror: My first children’s book is out in print. During my writing break over the summer, I tried my hand at illustration. It was hard and I learned a lot. I have a whole new respect for … Continue reading

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Guest author Ritu Bhathal – My Winding Journey To Get Back To School

* There was a young girl called Ritu Who knew just what she should do She wanted to teach Her goal she did reach After making a stop or two! * At 7, my mind was made up. I wanted … Continue reading

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Tidying up is neat by Bun Karyudo

Reblogged from Bun Karyudo: Yes,” my father would say to my eight-year-old brother and me as he looked around the bedroom we shared, “A place for everything and everything in its place.” Then he would shake his head, burst into … Continue reading

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The dishwashing debate

I loaded up his dishwasher… it isn’t mine, you see, But every Friday morning piles of dishes wait for me. The night before sees lads at play, and men who like to dine The dishes are all theirs, of course, … Continue reading

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12 things your grandparents said…

When you are very young, forty seems ancient and grandparents are, of course, so old they are practically another species. Like dinosaurs…almost- but-not-quite extinct and very much at home in museums. Their homes bear the traces of a ‘bygone era’…you … Continue reading

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Spirit y’all? – Stuart’s journey

The second of our accounts of the journey so far…. Spirit y’all? by Stuart France ‘Our own journey is entirely imaginary: that is its strength’ – Louis Ferdinand Celine I grew up in a religiously tolerant family which knew a … Continue reading

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