Category Archives: The Home

In Building Little Houses, I am Searching

In building little houses I am searching for the connections; the reasons. The why? and what they represent. This passage is a start, but I don’t think it’s the all. “And since, in all research concerning the imagination, we must … Continue reading

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Torn-off Addresses

Dad’s birthday last week. His first in the home that’s now his home. I visited, with wrapped gifts and a clutch of cards been sent to the address that was his last year. In the garden we open the envelopes … Continue reading

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These Little Houses

… happened in June.

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Streetlights

About the new streetlights, the instinct is strong to refer to a ‘they’ who’ve made the changes. A Larkin mindset: world, unseen or in shadows, of clerks and cabinets. But that ‘they’ is gone, replaced by something glaring and tough, … Continue reading

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Hearing About Recruitment

Mum has a stainless steel teapot. A chubby post-war effort (the teapot, I mean) from the Ministry of Canteen Design. She lets the hinged lid fall shut – always – and I jump out of my skin; doubly put-out that … Continue reading

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The Anniversary Benches

I learned a few things about myself this week. One of these occasional Home Alone weeks. I learned that I still have that harming tendency to push on when it would serve me and others well to hit a pause. … Continue reading

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Ghosts of Hardware

Before I start anything, I say (referring to a grand project for a very small workshop), the door will need to open the other way. Coming up on ten years this has been a nuisance. It’s funny how we let … Continue reading

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