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This new paper may prove to have its uses after all – for one thing, when it takes a brushstroke it takes it and never lets go. 73 more words


Little Things

There are a lot of little things you miss when you look at the big picture. It’s a hard choice for me, when I first pull out my sketchbook, whether I’m going to focus on what’s growing up close, or set my eyes on something in the distance – you learn different things from each, and they’re both good, and there are a million things to occupy your attention no matter which you choose – but you do have to choose. 88 more words



For a good few years now I have accompanied my son to a variety of cities, institutions, shops, visitations and perambulations. Sometimes out of necessity but more often out of choice. 2,634 more words

Life Studies

Herpetology in the Park

I was hiking one of our local trails when a little slider turtle caught my attention. He was trying to stealthily make his way back to the creek side, but, being a turtle, stealth was not his forte – I managed to scoop him up before he made it. 137 more words


Waste Not

Despite my best efforts, I’ve yet to convince my cats that I don’t require feeding. One of them left me this little mouse on my back porch a few days ago as a midweek treat. 113 more words

Life Studies

Crucifixtion and Resurrection

How many times are we to open a newspaper and have more information on Cyril Smith and yet nothing is done.

Nothing is done about the banking industry and the avarice of the oil sector. 425 more words

Life Studies

New Tenents

Looks like I’ll be picking wild blackberries this summer, if I can remember to come back for them at the right time. These white flowers just sprang up without my noticing. 103 more words