Dundee

I realise I have not updated the blog since I got here: there was the flurry of grading and then my birthday and all kinds of weird stuff called relaxing that was happening. So here are some random snapshots of the toon that you may have glimpsed if you follow me on social media: More to…

Sisters in Salem

Off with my gals to one of our favourite destinations this past weekend. Stories told, the lost remembered, hope restored. More pix on the ‘book and over at Instagram.

FFB: A Far Cry from Kensington by Muriel Spark

I don’t know why I put this off so long: maybe it was knowing it was set in the publishing world. That sort of roman à clef doesn’t usually appeal to me much — possibly because there is nothing much that will surprise me about the publishing world anymore. But dashing off on the train to…

Ione’s Dream Festival: Dreaming as a Musical Practice

The SpeakEasy dames are hosting Ione’s Dream Festival this week: check it out on Facebook. Today’s entry by Lys Guillorn, singer-songwriter and all around great gal, can be found at her website. Here’s a taste: I trust my dreams to reveal aspects of reality that I can’t access in waking life. The shuffle of influences,…

Ione’s Dream Festival: Rebirth of the Beast

The SpeakEasy dames are hosting Ione’s Dream Festival this week: check it out on Facebook. Here’s today’s entry by Sturm Hawke: Rebirth of the Beast  It awoke with a start. Light streaming into familiar and yet unfamiliar surroundings. It knew this place, and yet it seemed… different. Reflexively, it curled up for protection, and comfortingly felt…

Ione’s Dream Festival: Hypnosis

The SpeakEasy dames are hosting Ione’s Dream Festival this week: check it out on Facebook. Here’s today’s entry by Adele Wearing, the feral leader of Fox Spirit Books. I love hypnosis. Like really love it. It’s about the only way I have to relax without being fast asleep. I mean ok I do occasionally fall…