Silk – A Cocoon Falls.

From branch Cocoon falls to ground Empress looks Threads float Thought sparks a Change to a Empire with Secrets prized Holds power to Trade for treasures Idea more precious Than material wealth Smuggled out Into foreign hands Idea loses worth Empress looks up At branch Waits for cocoon To fall It Still Falls  

Devil In The White City by Erik Larson

Synopsis: The Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and its amazing 'White City' was one of the wonders of the world. This is the incredible story of its realization, and of the two men whose fates it linked: one was an architect, the other a serial killer. The architect was Daniel H. Burnham, the driving force … Continue reading Devil In The White City by Erik Larson

When the magnolias bloom

To my darling, This will be the last time that I will have the pleasure of time spent in reflection and contemplation upon your countenance.  The thoughts of you have provided me comfort and motivation during the worst of times and it is with a heavy heart and trembling hand that I write this letter.  … Continue reading When the magnolias bloom

A Contemplation on Social Media and Compassion

I believe in treating others with unsentimental compassion. I can understand how some women hate men, and I can understand some men hate/fear women. If you were to sit with these people and ask the right questions, there would be a wound in their past that radiates pain like a radioactive isotope.  It's rooted in … Continue reading A Contemplation on Social Media and Compassion

Life of a thousand cuts 13/10/2014

I reordered a large section of the book tonight and it felt great to pull it off and see how it flowed.  I went through it and pruned away the passive voice and the fragmented sentences. Some sequences I kept, particularly in the sexual scenes where I reserve the right to go off the reservation … Continue reading Life of a thousand cuts 13/10/2014

The Dove keepers by Alice Hoffman

It was a genuine pleasure to read,  massively inspiring and moving.  It talks about the hidden history of women, magic, faith and courage in the voices of women who are as rich and complex as you could wish to read about.  I was educated, moved and entertained by the story and it's elegant,  beautiful voice … Continue reading The Dove keepers by Alice Hoffman