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Monthly Archive for December, 2012

I purchased this book from a Storytelling motivation.  Brendan’s Voyage is a wonderful story, told by my favourite Monk and Bard, Columba, and I wanted to see if it was something I could or would want to tell or adapt for telling as part of my repertoire. I got a lot more than I bargained for, but […]

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Well, my lovely clarsach arrived one week ago today.  It’s hard to believe it’s only been that long!  With care I have tuned, shaped my nails into plectrum and practiced for hours a day. She was expected to arrive earlier than this, and I’m committed to playing her on  Christmas Eve ( I committed when I thought […]

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Walking in the Holy Hush of Snow

Today I walked in snow so thick the mountains are invisible. A holy hush filled the air as I walked through water.  Against the backdrop of old pines, individual and clumps of snowflakes were distinct.  Where they had already gathered to some depth, they were still clear as they danced within a foot of me, […]

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Well I haven’t got as far putting this site together as I wanted yet, as I’ve been busily putting together an eBook called Acting For Everyone.  I have a few friends who are  teachers and want to incorporate acting into their performing arts curriculum, but are intimidated by it. Given my experiences acting, directing and teaching […]

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A Harp for Christmas

It is gently snowing outside, and I’m listening to quiet instrumental Christmas music.  Some of it has harp music, and I am thrilled, but a little intimidated. Waiting at the International Parcel Hub in the UK is my clarsach, an ancient Scottish form of wire-strung harp.  It was lovingly built for me by hand using […]

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