Whenever my own writing overwhelms me, I go book shopping. I call this my ‘desperation-inspiration trip’. On one such occasion I came across The Anchoress. It was nearing the closing down time when I burst into the little bookstore. The…

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On turning 45

Today I turned 45. I never thought there was anything special about the 45th birthday. Just a mid point between 40 and 50, you know, the ‘milestones’.  Until yesterday, when a lovely card from my health insurer arrived announcing ‘Yay,…

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