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Update!

startsayingnoI’m still here, going through a massive re-assessment of work and life balance, and what’s feasible health permitting.

Also, reading and writing, as always. 🙂 Just re-orienting myself according to Captain Sparrow’s Compass 🙂

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EARLY FOOTAGE: Mark Twain, 1909

The only existing footage of Mark Twain shot by Thomas Edison in 1909

I’ve been watching this video, this ‘found footage’, over and over in the last few weeks. Mark Twain. I can see him, moving on film. I’ve read his words, read reviews and critiques of his work. I’ve dreamed alongside his characters, I’ve been carried away by his tales.

And on this palette of faded greys, I can see him. He’s just a man, and he is now dead. But his words aren’t. Maybe that is why I love words. They don’t die 🙂

 

…The father of American literature, Mark Twain  was also known by his fondness in science and scientific inquiry. He developed a close and lasting friendship

Source: The only existing footage of Mark Twain shot by Thomas Edison in 1909

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David Bowie’s 100 Favorite Books | Electric Literature

The world lost one of its greatest cultural figures today, as legendary musician David Bowie passed away at age 69. He died after a battle with cancer. Bowie

Source: David Bowie’s 100 Favorite Books | Electric Literature

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Note of (short ) Absence

Hello 🙂

Just to let you know, I  won’t be able to post for a few days (again!I know!), but only for a few days. Regular posting will resume Friday at the latest.

The second module of the Relational Dynamics coaching course was even more intense and challenging than the first one, and yet three days felt like a short afternoon.

I’m in London right now, so if I have more urban London adventures I’ll let you know 🙂

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From Lancaster: Relational Dynamics couching course module 2

In Lancaster now for the second module of my coaching course. I’m looking forward to it, and after having done several hours of practical experience, I’ve focused on areas of strength and weakness.

Working on one self, whether is your writing, your attitude, your knowledge, is the best tool we have to live a better life, with ourselves and with others. Uh, that does sound like a platitude! Sorry about that 😉

But truly, this course is highly challenging but highly rewarding.

More interesting posts will follow, this is just a personal update. However, on the writing front, I’ve almost develop a structure for a short stories series, and I’m very excited about it. Not because I prefer short stories to novels or novellas (as I said before, each story needs its space/length), but because I love writing and new opportunities to challenge myself are welcome.

Challenge yourself now and then, the results will please you!

 

 

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