It is but a glimpse of the world of fashion that we want on this same miry afternoon…. It is not a large world…. There is much good in it; there are many good and true people in it; it has its appointed place. But the evil of it is that it is a world wrapped up in too much
The older we get, the more memory befriends our consciousness or even hijacks our thoughts away. If youth seems all about hurry and impatiently wishing for freedom from the regulations of childhood, from our lives seemingly ‘owned’ by others; then as we grow older we star
Mr Arkingstall was new. He had a prominent nose and a manner that I was precocious enough to report smug. Gone was the fascinating Mr Ottewell, back to Derbyshire in his white sports car, to his small blonde girlfriend, to class -rooms of open planned activities and play cushions.
Here’s an easy trick to help you with your confidence. You can begin to use it more or less straight away and you will notice immediately as you use it how much of a pleasurable confidence ‘lift’ it gives you! Imagine how happy you will feel to have such a beautif
When from this wreathed tomb shall I awake! When move in a sweet body fit for life, And love, and pleasure, and the ruddy strife Of hearts and lips! Ah, miserable me!” The God, dove-footed, glided silently Round bush and tree, soft-brushing, in his speed, The taller grass
I first met Heathcliff one winter’s night in Chinley Women’s Institute. It was a wintry evening sometime in the 1960s and my seat was uncomfortable. Hot pot or pies were offered at the interval and the overlarge tea pots made the air warm and damp. Returning to m
It’s the season of entrance examinations and timed assessments. Students often ask me how can you keep on writing when your mind goes blank, you can’t start or you just run out of ideas? And time is ticking away…. Remember... Creative cul-de-sacs are easy to esca
I have analysed this poem several times here on Tusitala, but after teaching it again a few days ago, I was struck powerfully by the importance of The River God’s TONE of voice. Rather like The Mentalist’s nemesis/serial killer, Red John? Try reading The River God out