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What I Learned from Blowing Up a PC

What I Learned from Blowing Up a PC

I was already feeling just a little bit stressed. Already that Saturday morning I’d finished sorting the clothes for our family holiday; made a detailed shopping list; left instructions on completion of the shopping, chores, organisation of the children and packing up of the car; gone into town to get my hair cut; phoned home [...]

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The Language of Love

Robert Hruzek asks: what have you learned from love? Karen Swim asks: do you have a favourite love poem? Somehow the two questions got entwined in my head. Love hurts.  Love nourishes.  Love tears us apart. Love composes symphonies, writes novels, bleeds words into songs. Love is sometimes all we have left. Love sustains. Love [...]

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What Did You Learn from 2008? Middle Zone Blogapalooza

What Did You Learn from 2008? Middle Zone Blogapalooza

My good friend Robert Hruzek at the Middle Zone Musings has been cooking up something special for January. He’s asking readers to look back at what they learned in 2008, selecting one post from each month of their blog’s archive to reflect (or otherwise capture) that learning. The twist is that he’s going to post [...]

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What I Learned From Writing Under Stress

What I Learned From Writing Under Stress

We get used to thinking about stress as a bad thing.  A negative to be avoided.  And I’d probably agree - in fact I’ve turned my life round to get away from intolerable levels of stress that I just didn’t want to live with any more. But I think those negatives only apply to some [...]

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Life Is: A Group Writing Project

Life Is: A Group Writing Project

Do you have a favourite metaphor for life? The metaphors we chose to live by, to tell each other and to tell ourselves can make a difference to our experience of life. One of my favourite metaphors is life as a dance. The one that runs most often through my head is life as a [...]

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