Monthly Archives: February 2013

Ye Olde Merry Medieval Market – Levin – NZ Herald Events

We traveled to Levin to see and take place in this. A community day and fun. Helena and I danced the maypole dance (poorly) and Sarah and her friend (Zora) danced it (well). The piano accordion player is a friend … Continue reading

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What is real

I am thoughtful. When we were on holiday, resting I wrote this… I am finding the quieter time, alone, reading and writing; thinking… calming and energizing. Calm, natural noise and light. Gentle breeze, bird chirp, shaded light; peacefulness. Unstructured hillbilly … Continue reading

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What makes a great essay? | Brain Pickings

I am particularly taken by this piece, another from Brain Pickings. This one on writing and the importance of writing and reading essays. My view is, writing encourages clarity of thought, slows the mind down to consider depth and is … Continue reading

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Maira Kalman on Identity, Happiness, and Existence | Brain Pickings

This short video is both goading and encouraging to me. Like many I struggle to write, draw and photograph. From brainpickings.org, a site I enjoy and that encourages a thoughtful response. I love her focus, “It is love and work. … Continue reading

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