Nov. 8, 2019

Birthday Blog

As a celebration of my upcoming birthday, I thought it fitting to write something that reflects my current daily life. It’s a great privilege to study, write and learn at this age. It has intrinsic worth in itself, without the “I’m doing this so that . . .” I am having enormous fun and pleasure, not to mention interesting challenges on my weekly trips to class in Manchester. Classmates are great to be with and are all wonderful writers. Carol Ann Duffy, our tutor, is an astute commentator on our work while being enormously supportive and encouraging. It is a great space to be in right now and I am so enjoying it. However, it doesn’t make writing any easier.

So read, enjoy, pass it on and send me encouraging and corrective comments, please !!!

Latest comments

25.11 | 22:15

Grief is experience through the mundane. Simple but powerful. The accompanying image really compliments the poem.

07.11 | 11:14

Hi Peter,

A great observation! Social media can be a scary place... I also need to reduce my time there



06.11 | 16:24

A great one, Peter, in the context you describe. I don't read social media myself, I doubt my equilibrium could stand it. 'The balance of his mind disturbed' yes, I think it would be.

06.11 | 15:59

Yes, gossip is a weapon of mass destruction.

In my business as well as personal life I have zero tolerance.

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