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Sep.05.2009
A very up and down kind of day today - again! Though really, it's been that kind of week. Here's today's poem anyway: Meditation 217 Throughout Peter’s longand I have to say dull explanationof his first miracle it’s striking to notethat what astonishes the listenersmost of all is the factthat the...
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Sep.04.2009
Well, couple of rejections this week (Tin House, who held on to my story for 6 months while others were being rejected, so that was some consolation, despite the form rejection!), but cheered, as always, by this month's Short Review. What's in it, you ask??     In this month's issue...
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Aug.29.2009
I must say what an utterly glorious time Lord H and I had at last night's The Great Look Up event. The range of experts and telescopes was astonishing. We managed to get brilliant views of Jupiter, its rings and three of its moons, plus a ring nebula and a veryvery close look at the moon. I loved...
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Aug.25.2009
Today is the day. Wow. Both cats in their cat carriers after hair-raising 2am crash as Cat No 2 pushed his way through the defenses blocking the cat flap from BOTH sides and vanished. By 8am he was back, thank goodness. Now he is singing to us of his displeasure as we do the last bits of tidying up...
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Aug.23.2009
Here's today's meditation: Meditation 205 In the middleof battle, victory and a bargained marriageshe knows what is neededand for this one time she askswhat she wants and gets it:the upper and lower water.Caleb, Othniel, Achsah. Keeping on a religious theme, Lord H and I graced the church with our...
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Aug.22.2009
Seemed to be loads of little jobs to do before the day really got started today (why are some mornings just like that??), but I managed to squeeze in a meditation poem: Meditation 204 A faith that glistensin the eyes of your friendsslips through your fingers,does not glide into skin:a halfway house...
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Aug.20.2009
I've spent a really quite fulfilling day today simply writing. I'd half-forgotten how fulfilling it can be, as and when it wants to be. Really I've done little else. Here's today's meditation: Meditation 202 The coolnessof the garden: something rememberedfrom a time before your time.Tears, secrecy...
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Aug.19.2009
I’m very pleased to be able to tell you that Disasters and Miracles, the new Bible Stories anthology, is now available for purchase atAmazon UK. One of the stories in it is my own The Voyage, based on St Paul’s journey to Rome and his shipwreck in Malta and is told from the point of view of the...
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Aug.18.2009
Phew, we’re onto Tuesday. At last. Monday seemed to go on for ever, really. Here’s today’s poem: Meditation 201 Night wraps roundyour body as you stumblethrough silent trees and soft grass,dawn already milkingthe too early skies. Where you thoughtto findthe solidity of stone you touch only...
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Aug.17.2009
This morning seems full of that all-pervading Monday angst, groan. But here’s my 200th meditation poem anyway: Meditation 200 The heady scentof spices –myrrh and aloes – almost cuts you downwhen you walkfor the first time from the almost-darkto the light.The garden buries your discomfort,wrapping...