The Swansong Project

“In a song there is a soul that is eternal.” Ben Buddy Slack watched his grandmother Teresa (my aunt) deteriorate due to Alzheimer’s. “Towards the end me and my uncle sang her favourite songs to her. She was pretty unresponsive because she had Alzheimer’s – but when we began to sing she kind of lit up and started tapping her […]

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Artist’s Dates

Today’s excerpt from my memoir “Watching the Daisies- Life Lessons on the Importance of Slow”, recounts how I found my voice, after reading Julia Cameron’s book “The Artist’s Way”. “One of the many books I read around this time was Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way.” Julia suggested a series of writing and other creative exercises designed to unblock potential artists, writers, […]

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Time is Precious

Time cannot be bought nor sold, and time spent with loved ones is indeed priceless. I have been very blessed these past weeks, to spend some special time with a much loved relative who is healing after surgery.  Thankfully, they are making great progress. These moments will inhabit a golden place in my book of memories. I have also enjoyed LOTS of extra singing practices with […]

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For Whom The Bell Tolls

I lost a dear, dear friend on Thursday.  His name was Danny; he played the guitar for our church choir and he helped me adjust to a new role, as the newest choir member, welcoming me every Sunday with his cheeky smile, by lending me a tape recorder, telling jokes, giving me music tapes and setting a good example of loving kindness to […]

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