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Why editing is more important than the writing

I’ve been a writer and an editor for most of my life. Of the two, editing is easier – looking at a piece of writing and...
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Social media voyeurism and connections

What did we do before social media? Well I know what we did, of course and what we didn’t do. We didn’t know our...


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On marriage and the midlife crisis

Last week it was my husband’s and my wedding anniversary. We celebrated with hugs and kind words and time spent pottering about with our...
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How are you? No, really, how are you?

The Post-40 Bloggers' writing prompt this week asked a simple question - "How are you?" The question was stunningly answered by blogger Hilary Farrow. Ed Whenever you...




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On how school has changed in 40 years!

I’ve been sorting out of some photos and found old school photos of me. It occurred to me that it is 40 years exactly since...
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I’m not flagging yet: why I’m learning to rock climb at 44

Death isn’t whispering in my ear yet. She’s just handed me the pen for my bucket list, and when Death hands you the pen,...
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Finding strength to worry less

The happiest of new years, Post-40 Bloggers. My wish for all of us is a future devoid of less worry - or at least...
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On Self-Kindness: My mother was the typical Martyr, working herself into the ground

Many people, including myself have been brought up to put others first. My mother was the typical Martyr, working herself into the ground, not...