Back to Dreaming

2009 has been the year of dreaming. I wrote about it early on and updated a couple of times. It probably started with the book, The Dream Manager by Matthew Kelly, which I commented on back in January in a post called New Year’s Dreams. At the time, and even now, I’m not hawking itContinue reading “Back to Dreaming”

Pan’s Labyrinth

It’s 1944, five years after the end of  Spanish Civil. The close of WWII in Europe is at hand. Ten year old Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) and her heavily pregnant mother Carmen (Ariadna Gil) travel to a remote fascist outpost in the Spanish forest, where they will join her new husband, Capitán Vidal (Sergi López). AContinue reading “Pan’s Labyrinth”

String of Pearls

This is the very first story I ever had published, back in the mid 90’s. I often ask folks what they think it is ‘really’ about… It is in the square, in the middle of our town; with the white clapboard church our mothers dress up for on Sunday, donning long white gloves with tinyContinue reading “String of Pearls”

Ran into Camus and bumped my head

Accidentally bumped into Camus the other day, a dangerous thing to do on a balmy summer night. But he was sitting there with nothing else to do but open up to me. Egad.  Camus.  Nope, can’t say the conversation went well.  He began by telling me that all life springs from the absurd – aContinue reading “Ran into Camus and bumped my head”

Blogging is a saintly exercise

I’m a month into this blogging thing, and have discovered it’s one of the most fun, creative things one can get up to on the computer. And even when I’m off the computer, I’m thinking what I’m going to post next, wondering who is reading what I’m writing – and what do they think? ThenContinue reading “Blogging is a saintly exercise”

More on New Year’s Dreaming

Back around new year’s I wrote a bit about having new year’s dreams instead of new year’s resolutions.  It’s far more positive, and if you dream of doing something rather than NOT doing something – well, I think you are more likely to DO. So… four weeks down the track, I’ve got an update. AtContinue reading “More on New Year’s Dreaming”

New year’s dreams

Instead of New Year’s resolutions, which always seem to involve giving up something we love, or habits we really don’t mind, I’d like to propose the concept of New Year’s dreams. One of our work initiatives this year was to make our dreams part of our worklife. The idea behind this is that if theContinue reading “New year’s dreams”