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Poor Expectations

Recently, the kids’ dentist told me I should write a book on raising children. I’m fairly certain he wasn’t being sarcastic. This, coming from the great state of Texas, is an example of what I like to think of as the … Continue reading

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A new space

As this website nears its tenth anniversary, I feel it’s time for a slight overhaul; something like a 10,000-mile service. Don’t worry, I’m not quite ready to trade her in yet. (Not being exactly the “careful lady owner”, I don’t … Continue reading

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Reading poetry. Poetry readings.

Last week I took part in this year’s Houston Poetry Festival. It was a lot of fun and got me thinking about what goes into a good poetry reading. Here’s my 2¢: Preparation As an Army brat, I heard a … Continue reading

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Literary life

After four days in beautiful Bantry, things are sadly back to normal. The West Cork Literary Festival was a lot of fun and really inspirational; as Richard Scarsbrook says, there was a great bunch of people, a wonderful atmosphere and … Continue reading

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Mine’s a pint

I’m starting to get nervous. This week I’m off to Bantry for the West Cork Literary Festival; a type of event I have exactly no experience of. If it was an oil industry conference I could talk seismic data processing … Continue reading

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