audiobooks are for lovers

I feel as though I ought to have news. But life these days is a quick succession of busy nothings. (Did Jane Austen ever actually write that or have I just gleaned it from films?) There has been illness and snow and a procession of casseroles. There are hopeful exciting moments of professional glee muddled … Continue reading

Let there be light! 

Be still, my heart: it is February 9th and I leave my office in very overcast yet decidedly daylight.  How quickly it has come! I hardly think winter’s been at all in these parts. Apparently somewhere else is bearing the brunt of it this year, for in England there are daffodils and here there is … Continue reading

Winter has come

Winter has finally arrived. While later than usual, I still welcome the stillness such wild weather brings. Slipping on seasonal habits and familiar sensations like clothes brought of out storage.  My daily walks by Lake Michigan are now deeply solitary, most folk avoiding the icy sea spray and blistering burn of thighs chaffed by frozen … Continue reading

Things I Like — Quiet

True quiet is elusive prey. I welcome precious afternoons too warm for clicking radiators, just cool enough the fridge isn’t humming and the fans and air conditioners are unneeded. The nights I can luxuriously leave my phone in the living room, requiring no alarm and the attendant, incessant electrical buzz in the dark. In Edinburgh … Continue reading

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