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Zen and the art of tightropewalking · 6d ago

Times they are a-changing (I hope) ~ on the prevalence of sexual harassment & on why we’re starting to speak up.

Times they are a-changing (I hope) ~ on the prevalence of sexual harassment & on why we’re starting to speak up. You’d have to have been under a rock not to have noticed the recent focus on ...
Zen and the art of tightropewalking · 1W ago

How travel feeds creativity – the sea that swims around us

Today I have the honour of hosting a post by Roz Morris, whose latest book  “Not Quite Lost” came out a week ago today. I very much enjoyed this tale of travels (mostly around Britain) and r...
Zen and the art of tightropewalking · 3W ago

Ozymandias in the City

Ozymandias in the City Great blind eyes stare out From centuries, no, millennia past, Smooth blank orbs that show Little or nothing of the man But everything of the god-king Who ruled like n...
Zen and the art of tightropewalking · 3W ago

Seasons and Polarities

Seasons and Polarities As human beings we reflect the tides and seasons of the places we live in; the rhythm of the seasons is our rhythm, even though we often try to ignore this. When you c...
Zen and the art of tightropewalking · 1M ago

The Undercover Soundtrack – Vivienne Tuffnell

Originally posted on My Memories of a Future Life: The Undercover Soundtrack is a series where I host a writer who uses music as part of their creative environment – perhaps to connect with ...
Zen and the art of tightropewalking · 1M ago

No-one Should Be Left Behind

No-one Should Be Left Behind August is now behind us and with it, my summer holiday. We managed to get away for a while (a big achievement, actually) and one of our destinations was Glastonb...
Zen and the art of tightropewalking · 1M ago

Cover Story (the art of book covers from an author without much of a clue)

Cover Story (the art of book covers from an author without much of a clue) A recent review of Little Gidding Girl mentioned the image on the cover, querying why the figure is fairly slender ...
Zen and the art of tightropewalking · 2M ago

“There’s gold in them there hills…oh, no, now wait a minute…!”

“There’s gold in them there hills…oh, no, now wait a minute…!” A couple of years ago now we worked our way through a dvd box set of the hit series Deadwood. Set in the town of Deadwood (a re...
Zen and the art of tightropewalking · 2M ago

“The door we never opened”- how poetry heals past and present for a better future. by Vivienne Tuffnell

Originally posted on No more wriggling out of writing ......: Today on Nowriggling I am thrilled to have a guest post by Vivienne Tuffnell. Viv has written for me before, not least as part o...
Zen and the art of tightropewalking · 2M ago

Wheat from the Chaff – is it possible to differentiate an author from their books?

Wheat from the Chaff – is it possible to differentiate an author from their books? Some years ago, I read a book by a big name famous author and was fairly unimpressed by it. I’d read pretty...