Category Archives: friends

Not (yet) a quitter

Inspired by my daughter, daiskmeliadorn, I decided to set myself some goals. My first goal was to reach 60 kg body mass. It took longer than I originally planned, but I got there. My second goal was (is) to complete … Continue reading

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Hope & faithfulness

Two years ago, back in December 2016, I was recovering from cancer surgery. I would sit on the deck at home, reading, observing the world around me and enjoying the fact that I was still alive, although I was resigned … Continue reading

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Preparing for a visitor

We’re getting ready for a special visitor. That special guest is Bruce, the Staffy of daiskmeliadorn & Sam. He’ll be staying at our place until daiskmeliadorn and Sam get settled in Binghamton, NY, in a place that can accommodate him. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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mothering

Christ Church St Laurence has been connected with my family for a long time. It was reported that my eccentric great Aunt Bee regularly slept on the church grounds, with the apparent blessing of the rector. My daughter, daiskmeliadorn, attends … Continue reading

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Shriven

It’s that time of the year again. chocolate-banana vegan pancake, Shrove Tuesday 2017 I like the idea of Lent, of spending a period focusing on something different from your ‘normal’ life in the hope that you emerge somehow as a … Continue reading

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art imitates my life

I don’t know what haruspicy* means, but this is the story of my life at the moment: Lerner, Ben (2014) 10:02, London, Granta, p. 206 A doctor discovers accidentally that the main character in poet Ben Lerner’s novel 10:02 has an unusual … Continue reading

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Partnership

I haven’t run much for quite a while. From September 2015 to July 2016 I was constrained by a hamstring tendon over-use injury. And when I tried starting running again I sustained two thoracic vertebral fractures, due to osteoporosis in … Continue reading

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