Author Archives: andi

About andi

Writer, editor, wrangler of small boys and dogs.

b ~ Till human voices wake us, and we drown.

  Books are the sweetest escape. There is no greater bliss than sliding between the bedcovers to open up a book that you want to be immersed in. There are times when a book is so good, you find yourself

b ~ Till human voices wake us, and we drown.

  Books are the sweetest escape. There is no greater bliss than sliding between the bedcovers to open up a book that you want to be immersed in. There are times when a book is so good, you find yourself

a ~ Till human voices wake us, and we drown.

“Nothing changes on New Year’s Day.” ~ U2 It’s New Year’s Day, and it’s cold, and a chicken is roasting in the oven, and it feels like the world is new even though it isn’t. Why do we like to

a ~ Till human voices wake us, and we drown.

“Nothing changes on New Year’s Day.” ~ U2 It’s New Year’s Day, and it’s cold, and a chicken is roasting in the oven, and it feels like the world is new even though it isn’t. Why do we like to

a ~ By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown

We are all in the bed. Five people and one dog. One of us is trying to read a book, another is playing beep beep beep on his iPod, another is rubbing any belly he can reach, mostly gently, I

a ~ By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown

We are all in the bed. Five people and one dog. One of us is trying to read a book, another is playing beep beep beep on his iPod, another is rubbing any belly he can reach, mostly gently, I

b ~ By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown

On Christmas Eve we bring up the boxes from the basement. Opening them is like revisiting old friends. The tree skirt, garland and star have waited patiently to adorn this year’s tree. The ornaments are unwrapped, hooked and spread out

b ~ By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown

On Christmas Eve we bring up the boxes from the basement. Opening them is like revisiting old friends. The tree skirt, garland and star have waited patiently to adorn this year’s tree. The ornaments are unwrapped, hooked and spread out

a ~ We have lingered in the chambers of the sea

I do other things besides watch Doctor Who, in case you’re worried. The other afternoon – the one during which we lost power, and dinner had to be grossly toasted hot dogs and cold cereal – we watched an episode

a ~ We have lingered in the chambers of the sea

I do other things besides watch Doctor Who, in case you’re worried. The other afternoon – the one during which we lost power, and dinner had to be grossly toasted hot dogs and cold cereal – we watched an episode

b ~ We have lingered in the chambers of the sea

  lin•ger v.intr. 1. To be slow in leaving, especially out of reluctance; tarry. 2. To remain feebly alive for some time before dying. 3. To persist: an aftertaste that lingers. 4. To proceed slowly; saunter. 5. To be tardy

b ~ We have lingered in the chambers of the sea

  lin•ger v.intr. 1. To be slow in leaving, especially out of reluctance; tarry. 2. To remain feebly alive for some time before dying. 3. To persist: an aftertaste that lingers. 4. To proceed slowly; saunter. 5. To be tardy

a ~ When the wind blows the water white and black.

Today is a snowy, stay-inside-and-drink-coffee, watch-lots-of-movies, catch-up-on-internet-shopping kind of day. Marred only by a missing book and…. no, that’s it. Just the damn book. A problem which I have pretty much explained to the powers that be and can now

a ~ When the wind blows the water white and black.

Today is a snowy, stay-inside-and-drink-coffee, watch-lots-of-movies, catch-up-on-internet-shopping kind of day. Marred only by a missing book and…. no, that’s it. Just the damn book. A problem which I have pretty much explained to the powers that be and can now