Same path, different view
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Same path, different view

I started a masters in creative writing this September, something keeping a blog inspired me to do (thank you blog readers). I’ve been fortunate enough to be taught by some very established writers; the process has been both fascinating and challenging… and at times plain terrifying. Although I am a teacher, I haven’t been taught in … Continue reading

Finding my Passion (Guest Post)
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Finding my Passion (Guest Post)

“My name is Dianne Sarah Kaye Politud. I graduated Nursing at Mapua, Makati. I took Nursing as a Pre-Medical course to become a doctor but we can’t afford it anymore. I am a licensed nurse but it’s hard to find a spot in hospitals here, I decided to pursue my other passion: writing. I live with … Continue reading

Heart.Beat
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Heart.Beat

Ah,did you not receive the note? The one I carry around. It reads: ‘Handle with care, fragile heart’. You misplaced it? Kind sir, go find it now And when you return, note in hand, Remember to bring some Cello-tape, bubble wrap and softer words. You don’t understand, you say? Then let me be clear, This … Continue reading

Crossroads…
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Crossroads…

I’m always standing at a crossroads when I attend a job interview. I applied for this job a while ago and out of the blue the School invited me to an interview. The job was very interesting (Head of English at a Special School) but I wasn’t sure I wanted it any more. In between … Continue reading

The Journey-Awakening the Sleeper within!
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The Journey-Awakening the Sleeper within!

My search for meaning in life after 54 years on this planet, 25 years of marriage, 2 children, 5 grandchildren, divorce and finally coming to a standstill and realising I had lost everything but a few trinkets and the clothes on my back. Looking back through the ups and downs in life trying to come … Continue reading

In Remembrance
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In Remembrance

Dusti Rodes is a wonderful writer and I feel very lucky to be able to share his work on this site: God looked down, At the carnage of life; Caused by the folly, Of mere mortal generals. The trenches dug By the sweat of many. filled with the bodies, That were once the seeds of … Continue reading

Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait
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Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait

I have always wondered if Amy Winehouse’s tragic end to her life was inevitable. I remember watching a documentary on her that implied she needed tragedy to  produce music  as a way to voice her pain, and therefore her pain made her successful.  I remember seeing the photo of her with her bloodied ballet shoes … Continue reading

Personal narrative = Fail
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Personal narrative = Fail

I had a strange experience the other day. The sort that leaves you a little winded, breathing for air. I had applied for a head teacher position in a hospital school. Applying was ambitious but I thought that I’d do it anyway. I like taking risks; I’m passionate about hospital education and how it can … Continue reading

The smaller things in life…
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The smaller things in life…

I have a confession to make… I’m not actually a very nice person. I get irritated by the little things in life. I may appear to the world that I am in some state of zen-like calm for most of the day but the truth is, there’s always the chance that deep within me something … Continue reading

Masculinity or Mother?
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Masculinity or Mother?

 I’ve started thinking about a man’s journey into discovering his masculinity. It’s not been something I’ve really thought about before. My thoughts have always been about the female journey into womanhood and the complex relations between mother and daughter. I am, after all  female and growing up in an Asian household, I have always  been … Continue reading