Wednesday, September 19, 2018

On the Go

Another shot of Eastport, some day I will write about an extraordinary experience I had there.

I keep planning a no-do day with PJs, books and knitting on the go. But no dice. Not happening. Today was a good one I thought, just a phone call with a distant friend booked for 11.30 and then the rest of the day to moi. Not to be. Joanna, my cleaning genius, called and said she was "doing" me today and her car was banjaxed so I had to pick her up (dressed for that, nothing worse than tempting fate with a bad accident). Joanna is the boss when it comes to cleaning my place. She is at a bargain basement rate and shovels me out and keeps me reasonably civilized. Left to my own devices I can't tell you the condition this place would be in.

So I'll briefly list what's on the go here:

(1)I've created a strange androgynous alter ego (Pat Picco) who's making a series of interview type podcasts with off the wall others. More on that later. I've had to work very hard in talking out of the left side of my mouth and lowering my voice to create this persona and sound tests are tomorrow. Her first interview will be with me and another knitter discussing the mathematics and other elements of knitting. Other interviews lined up will be with a naval architect and another with practitioners of a Philippine martial arts (kali, escrima, arnis) who come from opposite sides of the globe and met accidentally at a brainstorming session I was at. More on that and links when up and running.

(2)The long overdue anthology has been published!! Yay! This is the collection of the short stories, essays and poems that came out of my writing workshops. It will be launched formally next month followed by a book tour.

(3)I'm on the Board of Directors of a feminist theatre which supports women playwrights, directors and actors and is putting together a new season of great plays and a grand gala in November.

(4)I'm working on a collection of my own short stories and was pleasantly surprised to discover that I have enough for a book. I'm enjoying the process of super-editing and culling.

This is all keeping my life full beyond measure but exciting and enriching and stimulating too. I believe I'm the elder (by far) of every space I'm in but hell, I feel so much gratitude and sheer old-fashioned lucky for this privilege.





24 comments:

  1. It's good that you are keeping up with your writing. It's nice to be creative, isn't it?

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    1. It is Ernestine. And I never take it for granted. Just full of remembrance of those I've lost and gratitude beyone measure. It keeps me humble.

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  3. I'll buy the book! Let us know when it is available.

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    1. Thank you Sharyn, I'll let you know when the launch takes place and sales begin!!

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  4. "I'm the elder (by far) of every space I'm in"
    I know that feeling well, WWW - have for many a while too. :)
    But...old is gold! More power to your typing digits and organising talents!

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    1. I honestly believe that the others in the working space don't perceive my age which is marvellous, T. I'm having the time of my life with new ideas and creativity.

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    2. Funny but not funny...I need a nap after just reading what you are up to.

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    3. Ha ha Gemma, I had a good accidental nap yesterday, sitting down for a few minutes. Ha!

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    1. I feel so invigorated Kylie, I have very little responsibility these days apart from creative endeavours so I'm enjoying what's happening in my life!

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  6. What Kylie said. You certainly keep yourself busy! I like the idea of the androgynous alter ego. Keep people guessing, why not?

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    1. Exactly Nick, I, too, am intrigued with the character, she is crotchety and rambunctious and critical. I adore her.

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  7. Radio-lover that I am, can't wait for your podcast!
    And so much publishing going on. Woo hoo! No surprise there but I'm still impressed and a little envious. You go, girl. Proud to know ya.
    I may get blue in the face, waiting for your "extraordinary experience."
    xoxo
    Kate

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    1. Thank you Kate. I'm having xifficulty
      Finding words to describe what happened. Distance perhaps will help. It would sound far too woo-ey.

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    2. If it makes any difference at all, I have heard all the woo

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    3. If it makes any difference at all, I have heard all the woo

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    4. Ah but do you believe Kylie? I sometimes get to the point where I shrug at all woo and then something happens and I get shivers.

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  8. This all sounds very exciting! The ham in me is jealous, but I’m delighted for you!

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    1. I have a sense of creeping exhaustion lately. I surely am hanging around so many delightful young people. Tonight Daughter tells me an event we're going to, to celebrate Mabon will make her the eldest in the room and I said "Hello?". I'm getting to the edge where these young 'uns could be my great grand children, LOL.

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  9. You've been busy, but in a really good way. The fulfilling sort of busy, not the mindless pile-on of activities sort of busy.

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