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Zen and the art of tightropewalking · 5d ago

On Visiting With Old Demons

On visiting with old demons We all have them, those issues and problems that we think we’ve dealt with until there’s that metaphorical knock at the door and there they are. Again. They’re so...
Zen and the art of tightropewalking · 2W ago

Cause for celebration or commiseration?

Cause for celebration or commiseration? (This is going to be one of those posts that might get on the nerves of the optimists among you, so perhaps bear with me rather than tutting. I could ...
Zen and the art of tightropewalking · 3W ago

Z is for Zen

Z is for Zen A quick scan of the internet shows that the definition of the word Zen is a troublesome one. The most basic, factual one is this: a Japanese school of Mahayana Buddhism emphasiz...
Zen and the art of tightropewalking · 3W ago

Y is for Yes

Y is for Yes The year I turned forty, my life was turned upside down and inside out with a change of career and of pretty much everything for my husband (and by default, the whole family). A...
Zen and the art of tightropewalking · 3W ago

X is for X-rated

X is for X-rated Not so long ago, I shared a very interesting post about writing to a Facebook group for Christian writers; the post contained some strong language and I put up a content not...
Zen and the art of tightropewalking · 1M ago

W is for Woman

W is for Woman “I am woman – hear me roar,” is what I hear so many say. I do not roar, I sometimes squeak Or squeal or even growl. At times I even purr. In truth, mostly I am silent, Unable ...
Zen and the art of tightropewalking · 1M ago

V is for Vivienne

V is for Vivienne We’re a rare breed these days, us Viviennes (or Vivian, Vyvian, Vivien etc). The name, never hugely popular, has become unusual. If I come across another person (I say pers...
Zen and the art of tightropewalking · 1M ago

U is for Utopia

U is for Utopia I’m coming rapidly to the end of this run-through the alphabet and some of the last letters are somewhat problematic. I considered Useless (that’s how I feel a lot of the tim...
Zen and the art of tightropewalking · 1M ago

T is for Triggered

Triggered I’d expected the land to be silent, For willows to weep and doves to mourn. Yet larks sang, rising over acres Of emerald green winter wheat And bare fields sown with a million flin...
Zen and the art of tightropewalking · 1M ago

S is for Spring (s)

S is for Spring(s) I’ve written a lot about springs over the years I’ve been blogging. Indeed, I wrote an entire novel about a very special spring, the waters of which heal broken souls and ...