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Reflections on being a dog-owning writer: The first day

That ‘never again’ moment has occurred. Again. Yesterday we bought a new puppy. Doing so was a touch-and-go affair. I didn’t go into writing to get rich, I went into writing because it was something I’ve had an urge to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on a Special meeting

If someone was to ask me to prove that I love my family, I would reply that such proof lies in the fact that I have not stepped onto a plane and set off for Bangladesh, never to return. It … Continue reading

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In two minds

Recently quite a few of my friends from Bangladesh – specifically at LAMB – have been posting pictures on Facebook. On those pictures you can see recognisable parts of the NGO – the pukur, training centre, living apartments, inside the … Continue reading

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The positives of being negative

Today I spoke to someone who gave me bad news and yet raised my spirits. I can’t say, at this stage, who she is or why I was calling her; but she isn’t a friend and she wasn’t trying to … Continue reading

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Making Home

It’s late at night and I really should be sleeping. Tomorrow will be another long and tiring day but I’m aware that I’ve had so many long and tiring days recently that I’m just not getting to the blogs – … Continue reading

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