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These Kind Of Days

Weather Report from Campbeltown: Cold, with a frozen scattering of hail. Careful walking conditions.

We have the magical Gulf Stream on the west side of Scotland, so not that many days at or below freezing. But I like it like…

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Our Mortal Eyes

The world was once very different.

The world was once very different, many times over.

20,000 years ago was very different. 20,000,000 years was unrecognisable to Our Mortal Eyes. (I’ve started another book, which has already got me hooked…

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Did I Pass?

Sultana Scones, with Butter, Strawberry Jam and a big (HUMONGOUS!) dollop of Cornish Clotted Cream.

(1) Very bad for your heart, and (2) only to be digested in the summertime?

Discuss.


In regard to part one. No, I feel great…

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The Urge To Get To The Fridge

There is an apparent paradox when I say to myself

“This, here, now, is OK”.

What then is my motivation to move forward at all, to do anything, if what is here, right now, is just fine.

It’s not…

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The First Domino

I sometimes hear kind words from people, about the words I write in this space I call Fee’s Blog. I very much appreciate and value them.

But here’s a secret. The blog writes itself. The words I write are like…

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Undeniable

This is a great reflection on one motivation of many songwriter/performers: our often buried desire to create something that is remembered forever. Our own craving for immortality.

I love Gabe’s take on this. And the fact of the matter…

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Entertaining To Watch

I was observing myself doing a morning exercise this morning, as though I was in a David Attenborough nature documentary.

Strange things we do really.

I bent one leg, and keeping the other straight, and pushing my chest out, I…

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Now It’s Gone

Suddenly an overwhelming sense of failure flooded me.

Now It’s Gone.

And that’s the story of every thought and feeling and sensation and imagining that happens inside my brain when I think about it. And yours too, I suspect.

From…

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What A Surprise!

What A Surprise!

The next thought I’m going to think? I honestly couldn’t tell you what it’s going to be.

And here it is. There weren’t even any clues. There never are to be fair. I could be in the…

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The Curlew

The Curlew is usually cautious.
She flies away swiftly on approach.
The flash of her white rump feathers
The long curve of her bill.

Maybe the winter has caused her to throw caution
To the wind.
Hunger overcoming fear.
Today…

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Electric Assistance

I’ve just had the pleasure of presenting my lovely wife Ineke with her retirement present from myself and our boys. It’s an electric bike. And once I’d got it up and running, I had a go.

So I could show…

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Happy New Year

Wishing a very Happy New Year to you and to yours.

The ironic thing about “happy”, of course, is that the more we chase it, the more elusive it becomes.

So let’s just celebrate This. The This we’ve got…

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