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    Miscellany

    Making time to play!

    I love to read! I usually have three or four books on the go at any one time depending on what I am interested in at the time, and my stack for this year has more books on it than I can conceivably read in 52 weeks. So it was alarming to me when I found that couldn’t read what I wanted to any more! At the beginning of the pandemic when everything and everyone was confused and afraid, and normal routines were changing, I found that I could not concentrate on heavy non-fiction books or articles, or even complex fiction. There was just too much conflicting information coming in.…

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    What’s in my coping toolbox – Art

    Get to know all about it life etc don’t disconnect, reconnect Explore what lies beneath curiouser and curiouser Find love The world is an odd place at this moment in history. I don’t like going to the shops for groceries at the best of times, but yesterday I found myself feeling incredibly anxious about leaving the house and possibly exposing myself to the virus. By the time I got home I was feeling exhausted and wanting to hide. I was annoyed because the feelings were not logical, I know the science and how to protect myself as much as possible, but they were there. And feelings are for feeling. All…

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    We will remember you

    Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice at the end of World War I. It was supposed to be the war that ended all wars. But there have been conflicts rumbling on around the world nearly continuously ever since. I attended the commemoration at the Australian War Memorial this morning and as always came home with a million thoughts whirling around. I’d like to share some with you and introduce you to my great grandfather – William St John Collier. William St John Collier My great grandfather signed on to join the 60th Battalion of the Australian Imperial Force in July 1915. Will Collier, as he was known, was…

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    I’m writing again!

    It has been a long time since I had a personal blog to share my thoughts. I closed my old one about four years ago when I felt that it had run it’s course. I’ve been blogging about my art for about 12 years now, but I am feeling the itch to write about other topics again too.  I have no idea how often I will write, or even what I will write, but I do know that this is as good a place as any to practice.