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The Road Goes Ever On and On

The Road Goes Ever On and On

 

The Road goes ever on and on

Down from the door where it began.

Now far ahead the Road has gone,

And I must follow, if I can,

Pursuing it with eager feet,

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Vampire Bites and Autumn Leaves

Painting by Joanne Robinson.

We are passing from autumn into winter. Today in the Queen’s University of Belfast the autumn leaves hid the double yellow lines all around Carmel Street. It’s 13 years since I graduated from my Master of…

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What Support Means to Me...

What ‘Support’ Means to Me…

 

The lovely Keelie Fiorino is writing a piece about support networks for people with chronic diseases or for those caring for people with chronic diseases. She asked for contributions. This is mine.

 

A Chord of

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Ave Verum Corpus

Ave Verum Corpus

 

How old was I when we first met? You know, I can’t even remember now. To me there was always something timeless about you:  when I remember you now you are always ageless, just as you have…

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The Rhododendron

                                                The Rhododendron                          

 

  In the days before I wandered the world I lived in a place where there were gardens by the sea. In my garden there were sweet peas and hydrangeas and gladioli, and above all else there was a…

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A Cotswolds Odyssey

Today my houseguest and friend, Dom, and I went to the village of Castle Combe. It was like going back in time 400 years. The sun was setting over the river, the English cream tea was perfect then when we…

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Ungelic Is Us.... learn a little bit of Old English here!

Ungelic Is Us

 

 

Leodum is minum swylce him mon lac gife;

willað hy hine aþecgan, gif he on þreat cymeð.

Ungelic is us.

Wulf is on iege, ic on oþerre.

 

 

This is the first stanza of Wulf and Eadwacer. It…

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Too Much Carrot and Not Enough Potato

Too Much Carrot and Not Enough Potato

An Experience of Auto Immune Diseases in Youth

 I lifted the lid on the hospital dinner. The smell was nauseating and yet familiar. It was the same smell as I smelled nearly 31…

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Another summer and it's going to be a good one...

Salutations! At last the weather has caught on to the fact it's summer, and I just have a feeling that Summer 2011 is going to be memorable. I've been holed up for a lot of this year with a horrible…

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One keyboard 

2 vocal mics, one lead one backing

Guitar amplification required