December 9, 2011
November 13, 2011
October 4, 2011
September 11, 2011
September 2, 2011
REMEMBERING THE CHILDREN OF FIRST MARRIAGES
Oh remember the children of first marriages
For they are silent and awkward in their comings and their goings;
For the seal of the misbegotten is upon them;
For they walk in apology and dis-ease;
For their star is sunk;
For their fathers’ brows are knitted against them;
For they bristle and snarl.
All you light-limbed amblers in the sun,
Remember the grovellers in the dark;
The scene-shifters, the biders, the loners.
Lucy Tunstall is a doctoral student at the University of Exeter.
From The Paris Review.
July 21, 2011
May 18, 2011
May 9, 2011
April 27, 2011
April 7, 2011
They do not sweat and whine about their condition,
They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins,
They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God,
Not one is dissatisfied, not one is demented with the mania of owning things,
Not one kneels to another, nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago,
Not one is respectable or unhappy over the earth.
April 4, 2011
February 23, 2011
Hello sweet abandoned blog and my wonderful, faithful readers - I've been away and didn't want my first post back to be about money. The money is not for me though - its for my homeland and the people of Christchurch. This is the first time in the history of New Zealand that a State of Emergency has been declared - tragically lives have been lost, hundreds are still trapped and the city itself is rubble.
Many people have asked me what's the best way to get donations to New Zealand and my suggestion is through the Red Cross.
So here's the link to the NZ Red Cross -
I truly appreciate anything that you can donate - I know times are tough but everything little bit helps.
Update: An official donation website has also now be set up here.