Archive for February, 2009

This spring as it comes bursts up in bonfires green, Wild puffing of emerald trees, and flame-filled bushes, Thorn-blossom lifting in wreaths of smoke between Where the wood fumes up and the watery, flickering rushes. I am amazed at this spring, this conflagration Of green fires lit on the soil of the earth, this blaze […]


The Sun does arise, And make happy the skies. The merry bells ring, To welcome the Spring. From The Ecchoing Green, William Blake (Songs of Innocence & Experience) We have had the most glorious day today, and there was no way I was ever going to anything but work in the garden. Such a fresh […]


I finally knuckled down, after much skirting around the edges, and got to work on the big edit. And, as with all such things, it’s not as painful as I thought it would be. Also, and this makes me feel much, much better, the novel itself is not as bad a mess as I remembered […]


Restless mind

10Feb09

Wherever the mind wanders, restless and diffuse in its search for satisfaction without, lead it within; train it to rest in the Self. Abiding joy comes to those who still the mind… they become one with God. – The Bhagavad Gita Here I am, about to delve into “the manuscript slog” on Serpent of Colchis –  […]


The last week has, in any terms, been pretty crappy and I’ve ended up getting totally derailed in so many ways and on so many different fronts it has been a real act of bravery to remind myself what it is that I’m doing and WHY it is that I’m doing it. Last Monday, I […]