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Redbanks, South Australia, Australia
Contact me if you'd like to know more about this writing group. My email address is jeebers@aussiebb.com.au

Ananka - one of our Pharaoh Hounds

Ananka - one of our Pharaoh Hounds
Ananka knows how to enjoy life - catch and eat birdies!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Musings from the Library 7

Another of my thoughts for you. Some people are too afraid to try new things because they fear failure. Failure isn't a thing to fear though, it's a thing to be proud of. Having a go can be the scariest thing, but the most satisfying thing in the world.

I have published my first poetry collection after years of wanting and wishing. It felt scary to do it, but the finished book and the wonderful comments I've received from readers of it have been absolutely wonderful.

I still have books from that first print run left, but I've barely begun the marketing side of the equation yet. I'll be going out and talking to groups about the content of the collection soon, and things will take off from there.

Regarding my poetry collection 'damaged children Precious Gems'

I tried and succeeded, now to try something new!

If you'd never tried and failed, you've set the bar too low.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Musings from the Library 6

Here's another of my thoughts from that thinking day a few weekends ago. I love libraries, have done since I was a little tacker catching the bus into Adelaide with my mum and brothers.
I always used to love poking around the book shelves there. Now Graham and I (sometimes Jake too) go to the Tea Tree Gully library monthly, Graham visits the council library in Adelaide, and I go to the Gawler and Mallala/Two Wells libraries occasionally. You can’t go wrong in a library, not with all of those lovely books there waiting for you…

Open yourself to the world – the rewards will flow to you.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Musings from the Library 5

I find a lot of peace from watching Nature, in particular our feather friends who fly in to visit and live their lives where I can see them. The following words mean a lot to me, you may feel differently. As long as you have at least one thing that brings you happiness in life, make sure you cherish that thing.

If you can find no pleasure in the flight of birds, happiness may elude you.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Musings from the Library 4

I shared some of these thoughts with friends at our writing meeting last night, and this one particularly resonated with one friend.

Failures are simply necessary steps on the way to success.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Musings from the Library 3

Another of my thoughts from that day at the Tea Tree Gully library. Being in that place with so many books and people who love books leads my mind to thinking deeply...

Whatever you are doing, search for the joy in the doing of it. Happiness will be there with you.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Musings from the library 2

Here is another of my thoughts from that day at the Tea Tree Gully library

Being kind to others brings its own rewards, and being kind to yourself can be the best thing in the world.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Musings from the Library

I was at the Tea Tree Gully library yesterday. I'd found enough books to see me through the coming month, so I sat down to have a fine cup of coffee and a yummy biscuit. As I sat and sipped and nibbled, I glanced through a book sitting on a table nearby.
The clever aphorisms, words from wise people from the past, set my mind to thinking and I found some words of my own and keyed them into my calendar on my phone. Are they wise words? Read them and see for yourself, I'll post one every now and then. This the first in the series-

Be proud of your failures, the cleverest in the world are those who fail, but continue on until they get it right.

Waiting for night to come

Waiting for night to come
I love sunsets