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A Season of Anniversaries

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Autumn is the season of anniversaries, and I’ve got a trio of them stacked up – well, technically, a quartet… Yes, I haven’t written anything here in six months. I’ve been busy – with a new book, a burgeoning relationship, … Continue reading

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Nesting… or Twelfth Night at the Urban Farm

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In the past, well… almost four months now, I’ve been spending a lot of time with birds. Specifically, ornamental chickens… Bantam Cochins, to be exact. Though also jumbo quail, fantailed pigeons and paradise whydahs. [The latter are a species of … Continue reading

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FAITH BEAUTY LOVE HOPE – Bring On 2021!

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Last week, in an unlikely, last-minute burst of productivity, we opened a new special exhibition at the ACM. It was an exhibition the likes of which was unprecedented. I must say I’ve been supremely pleased with it.  The title of … Continue reading

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A Place in the World – A(t) Home in the Universe

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Notwithstanding the stent in my heart, these past two months have been, ironically, the happiest months of my life.  I’ve pronounced these three words, “I’M SO HAPPY”, so many times, I’m beginning to get bored of myself, even as my … Continue reading

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A Stent in Time

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As I lay on the operating table, I couldn’t help thinking that this must be how it would feel like being abducted by aliens and subjected to the proverbial probe.Right above me were two ginormous eyes – I call them … Continue reading

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A New Lease on Life / Affairs of the Heart

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On Tuesday, 27 October, just over a week ago, I collected the keys to my new apartment. Yes indeed, I have taken the leap and – with some financial help from my mother – bought the place of my dreams. … Continue reading

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The Strength of Trees

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Grant me the strength of trees, that my feet remain rooted, even as my hands reach past shade to the sun… Grant me the strength of trees, that I may face storm-clouds with gentle thoughts of nourishing rain… Grant me … Continue reading

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Change, Connection and Care

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Two months into Phase Two, things are not what they had seemed to be… For starters, it’s now clear that the virus is not going away any time soon, and the “new normal” that is emerging is one that is … Continue reading

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Resolution for (the Rest of) 2020 – Read More, Write More and Give More Thanks

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Having recently emerged from a lockdown, I’ve found myself actually missing those days spent at home alone, leisurely exploring my own private universe. As much as I missed being at the museum and my office, I have – surprisingly – … Continue reading

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METAMORPHOSIS 变形记 II – WAITING 等待… PRESENCE 自我… BUTTERFLY 蝴蝶…

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I’m ready. I’m ready to emerge from the chrysalis. Inside the paper-thin membrane, my caterpillar-form has begun to self-digest, reducing itself into pulp… into nutrient soup. But in the midst of this primordial goop, identity markers remain. Imaginal discs, they … Continue reading

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