One of the Quotations I Keep on my Office Wall

The rush and pressure of modern life are a form, perhaps the most common form, of its innate violence. To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything is to succumb to violence…. The frenzy of the activistContinue reading “One of the Quotations I Keep on my Office Wall”

Meeting up with a Long Lost Friend

Three months ago, after an absence of years, I picked up a pen, dug out an empty book and started journalling again.  It’s felt like getting reacquainted with a good friend I’d lost touch with.  From my early teens I was a devoted journal writer.  The first journal I filled was “A Walk Through the Shire”Continue reading “Meeting up with a Long Lost Friend”

Beginning with The Slow Knitter

The very first blog I kept was called “The Slow Knitter”.  It was 2006, I’d learned to knit a couple of years before and I got hooked on all the crafting blogs popping up like wildflowers on the internet, especially the ones with free patterns. The “Slow” in the title had a double meaning.  IContinue reading “Beginning with The Slow Knitter”