Category Archives: Speculum

for sharing more personal content… my voice, my feminine writing… a nod to Irigaray and her theory of difference, that involves the creation of an other, woman, who is a feminine subject equal to the masculine subject in worth and dignity, yet radically different.

Making lemonade…

what’s that line? if life throws you lemons, make lemonade… well I’ve been thinking about this for a while now and you know, I think I’d rather just enjoy the lemon as is. Too much sugar in lemonade… makes you … Continue reading

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Leaning out…

Can I really be interested in someone who declares themselves a Thatcher fan? Although I’m pretty sure my parents were more liberal or left leaning and didn’t vote ‘conservative’ or ‘republican’, I did grow up in a fairly capitalist leaning … Continue reading

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Poetry and dream…

For the second weekend in a row I’ve made my way along the treelined Southbank in the spring rain to see the Lichtenstein exhibition at the Tate Modern… I still haven’t seen it. It’s a popular one. It doesn’t matter. … Continue reading

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Cet amour…

you may dream of other things… but you should know that i dream of you… i thought it would pass. i was wrong. maybe one day. now… your voice, written or spoken, swirls around me…  sweetens my dreams. that is … Continue reading

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Escape route…

Ever have one of those days where you plot and plan your escape route?  I do. Rather frequently. Routine and the Monday to Friday 9-5 is a bore. Luckily the content is sufficiently entertaining that it’s bearable. In any case … Continue reading

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Secrets to happiness…

So, TED has curated a little playlist of talks on happiness… Fascinating stuff. All along the continuum between psychography and behaviour… Freedom. Choice. Power of smiling. Less stuff, more happiness. Habit of smiling. Going with the flow. Create aspirations… Check … Continue reading

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Mondays…

Ah Monday… my old friend….  or frenemy, should I say…  Yes, it’s true. We don’t generally get along. It’s not for want of trying. We always start off on the right foot and I don’t know why or how but … Continue reading

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Living Daylights…

i turned on the television yesterday while busy pottering, free of thoughts of you for a change, only to see Bond in Vienna… the scene in the giant wheel with the cellist… reminded me of you and how we too … Continue reading

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Ragas at twilight…

And now Ravi Shankar! another great who was at it right up to the end… “The beauty of our music is the ability to improvise endlessly,” he once said, “and that is my forte – I never know what I … Continue reading

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Jokerman dance to the nightingale tune…

The news arrived in a text message… it wasn’t a surprise but it hit hard. I wrote about my friend Ian in an earlier post and the news was about his passing… before we made peace and I will forever … Continue reading

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