A Sailing Tale

Just thought I’d indulge and re-visit  a post I wrote a few years ago. Given it’s New Year’s Eve (2015) and he – The Retired Husband – is out there on the high seas, I thought I’d give you a glimpse into his favourite play-time on our 52 foot ferro-cement yacht, Finnally . If you’re … More A Sailing Tale


Originally posted on Making it write:
Image adapted from: photo by Peter Drier (An everyday tale of love and marriage) ”Be mine.” he whispered, ”You are my chocolate coated limousine, my deepest bungee jump, my highest school yard leap-frog, my cool breath in a heated discussion, my hot water bottle at the frozen peak of…

Soul Home

This beautiful piece was penned by Eric from My Sword and Shield –  It is no feature of her face, nor motion of her form, which calls her “beautiful” in my eyes It is that she walks in my soul and calls it “home                       … More Soul Home

Existential Angst

Originally posted on Making it write:
My thirst:  When did it surface? Is it right to lay the blame on a fly in my DNA, a crack in the egg, a badly-placed step in the dance of the sperm? Did it seep in while I swam in neo-natal simplicity? Is it lack or a perverse…

Teaching Wisdom

Sam posted this. I thought it was well worth sharing. As the group of first graders took to the risers this afternoon, their music teacher asked them, “What are some things we need to remember for today?” One child said ‘Sing from your chest.‘ Another said, ‘No touching each other‘. Another said, ‘Stand up straight … More Teaching Wisdom

Songlines of the Australian Aborigals

“…the labyrinth of invisible pathways which meander all over Australia and are known to Europeans as ‘Dreaming-tracks’ or ‘Songlines’; to the Aboriginals as the ‘Footprints of the Ancestors’ or the ‘Way of the Lore’.  This is Bruce Chatwin’s description of songlines.  It is a delightful blend of travel log, fiction and non-fiction. When a song … More Songlines of the Australian Aborigals