Home Libraries: George Bernard Shaw

March 5, 2013

George Bernard Shaw’s ‘London’ Hut Hidden at the bottom of Irish playwright Shaw’s garden was a rotating hut, which he built himself and wrote in. The story goes he called it ‘London’, so that if somebody called for him, they could be told he was in London and it would be true! The hut was […]

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(un)comfortable masks

March 4, 2013

Much has changed in my writing since I first responded to Joy’s call to write Life: Unmasked. And for all the naked theology, I still find my resolve waning and egoist as it is, my own sense of vulnerability threatens to overwhelm. I often wondered how much trust was involved in the relationships of bloggers […]

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You are not special

February 28, 2013

Working with ‘the public’ for the last four or five months, one pervasive attitude has struck me as being detrimental to our communities growing and thriving. It’s something that I don’t see the church as being immune from either  and some of the people I’ve come across in the ‘public sphere’ who have made it […]

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Home Library: Vita Sackville-West

February 28, 2013

Vita Sackville-West had a Writing Tower. Her library or writing room is located in the Elizabethan Tower at Sissinghurst Castle in Kent. It’s surrounded by the world-famous, romantic garden so the views are beautiful. I’m really excited to be able to share this image and Vita Sackville-West’s library. Firstly, it’s rare that I come across […]

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I am a writer

February 20, 2013

Hi, my name is Anna Blanch and I am a writer. Jeff Goins states my hope for my writing clearly: “We have an opportunity. To write words that matter, to change lives with language.” (6) So here goes nothing, I’m now a writer with two part time jobs to pay the bills. With the part-time […]

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trainspotting

January 8, 2013

There are things I notice when I’m on trains that I don’t notice elsewhere. I notice the children playing in the river below the railway bridge as they jump and wave, hoping to connect to the large tube filled with people rushing past. It reminds me of The Railway Children. I notice the neatly order […]

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Trains and happy places

January 4, 2013

And so the year is barely four days old and I’m on my first train for the year! I’m heading home for a weekend with family celebrating some pretty spectacular milestones and the fours hours on the train stretches out before me. With a USB I’m internet enabled and am getting some emails answered and […]

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One Word for 2013

January 3, 2013

One word. It’s  a tough ask on one level. How do you encaspulate your hopes and dreams for the year ahead in a single word? At first I hesitated because it seems limiting, but just like I see value in dreaming about the year ahead and laying out some priorities and projects i’d like to […]

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2012 in review: best posts of the year

December 28, 2012

In thinking about quality over quantity I’ve come to see that I’ve probably been crowding out my better writing with some junk. So here are what I consider to be my 20 strongest posts of the year. Some of these may be new to you, if so, let me know what you think – comments […]

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2012 in Review: by the Numbers

December 28, 2012

I’ve been doing my own version of an annual review this week. I had found the Getting Things Done model for annual review helpful, but felt like it needed some more impetus to allow me to be creative. With some additional tweaks and a little help from reading all of Chris Guillebeau’s archival material on annual […]

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