Just dreaming?

The photograph below was taken last week!  All that white stuff behind us is snow on top of ice, and flat pieces of ice are flowing down and into the lake.

This was an opportunity to be amused at the sight of a small group of gulls being totally motionless … but gracefully heading “down stream”. They were standing on an ice flow which was barely visible to us, and moving with the current. Continue reading

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Just thinking … about sheep?

What do Wallace and Grommit (specifically Shawn), and Lord of the Rings have in common? Sheep obviously! Continue reading

Was that me?

It is so easy to comment negatively when confronted with an apparent lack of thought.  It is so easy to make the assumption that “I know that … so why don’t you?” It is so easy to generally put somebody down (or elevate oneself … the difference is simply perspective) with no justification. Continue reading

Peace.

While I  was putting the final touches to my book of poetic verse “Just Thinking” (click cover in right column for more info), I came across an invitation to submit a “peace poem”. The end result was that “My Dream” was included in the “Poets for Peace” book. Continue reading

Marketing Poetry!

When I started circulating the draft of “Just Thinking”, I was confronted with a reality that I had not considered – “Poetry is a niche market area, and so generating sales will be a hard and ongoing process.” It has been (and still is) a challenging book to promote successfully, so imagine my delight when I found the review (below) from a group  known as powerfulwomenreaders, who very kindly gave me permission to copy it.
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