Sunday, November 30, 2008

Robin (The Hooded Man)

Ah, just found this on youtube, thanks to one of my sisters! The television series was a family favourite. The theme music is by Clannad, of course. I am actually working on a similar series, an action adventure set in ancient Ireland with mystical undertones. Early days, yet.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

San Antonio, Texas

Quick post as there are others waiting to use the PC here at NCTE Central. San Antonio is fabulous, I have already seen the Alamo, will post pics when I get home. Eating my way into an altered state. Another luncheon coming up! See my Book Blog for more writerly update.

Monday, November 17, 2008

The Worrying Animal

"We are, perhaps, uniquely among the earth's creatures the worrying animal. We worry away our lives, fearing the future, discontent with the present, unable to take in the idea of dying, unable to sit still."

Lewis Thomas (1913-1993)
American physician and writer

Sunday, November 09, 2008


I have finally found a meditation group to join. They meet every Thursday at Gorse Hill, the lovely centre on the side of Bray Head which I have mentioned in other posts. The women who run the group are students of Thich Nhat Hanh, the Vietnamese Zen Master and Peace Worker. I only knew of him vaguely but have become very interested in his teachings. The bell is used for meditation, also walking (indoors and out) and CDs by the gentle-voiced teacher himself. There is also sangha (community) sharing. It's so much easier to meditate in a group. The mind wanders less, as if it is anchored by the presence of others. [photo credit:]