This was my contibution to the More Than Writers blog in June. “I may never march in the infantry, ride in the gallery…” My youngest loves singing loud songs, and this made me think of a few things. One, he only likes belting out that song, because of the “Yes Sir!” at the end. He […]
Fears can’t always be explained away, but should we try?
But if not… I can be very fussy in my likes and dislikes even when it comes to books. That doesn’t mean I only read books I like. In Secondary school we had to read a long list of books in Dutch, German and English. (My only memory of my German Literature reading was an […]
I wrote this for More Than Writers, a wonderful blog for Christian writers. There is something special about reading in a foreign language. Somehow it can make the words feel more powerful, more memorable. In secondary school we read Macbeth during English classes, and for many years a friend and I would start our plan-making […]
Change…My contribution to More Than Writers Blog
This was my recent contribution to the More Than Writers Blog. Memories. The end of a year lends itself to reminisce, to look back. As I’m getting older I find myself doing what my mum used to do: start a lot of conversations with, “When I was little, we used to…” It used to annoy […]