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Still writing

I’m doing this as much for myself as I am for you, so don’t flatter yourself that it’s all about you. I mean, who really would spend a day of prime writing time just to tell everyone else the best ways to become a…

Write, then.

Write, then  You might have gathered from previous posts that I’m not a fan all this simpering self-help stuff. And I don’t want for that to put you off because the reason that you’re reading this is because you’re looking for that something little…

Write, go on

I wonder how many great writers out there will never be defined as such simply because circumstances mean that they have to go out to work each day, or look after the kids or do any of the million other things that take precedence…

Still Spinning

When I started the Spin post the other day I didn’t mean to write about the media hype around the latest whatever it is to keep us on our toes; the latest fear to keep us in line; the latest threat to justify paying…

Africa Reflections 1

It’s half a year and two full seasons since Africa and I really haven’t put my thoughts down in any sense of reflection yet. Pages and pages of notes, grubby with Zambian dust and frayed at the edges are filed neatly on the shelf…

Joy

The little girl smiled at me. Her face was darker than the African night and shiny smooth. I thought a face this sculpted and serious couldn’t possibly smile, the same way that the ironwood sculptures they were selling on the roadside in the dust…

Spin

The kids are all talking about World War III. It’s the buzz word on the street though none of them really know what they’re asking when they ask if I think it’s going to happen.   “Why would it?” I say. “What makes you think…