The Big Issue #480

The Big Issue #480

A photo of The Big Issue number 480 with musician Ed Sheeran on the cover.

I know my previous post was really positive—and I’m going to do it again. So what. I must be having a good reading week.

 The Big Issue features Ed Sheeran and it’s clear that he’s legendary. I was a really nice interview with Sylvia Patterson. I mean, how much can we learn from a double-page interview about a superstar who is written about every day. You can’t learn much, really. But I found this interview really interesting and enjoyable to read. I was on public transport and grinning shamelessly as I read. Ed sheeran is:

  • hard working
  • talented
  • funny
  • nice
  • A good storyteller—and I suspect Patterson is too.

Fiona Scott-Norman’s piece, Fame and Misfortune, about artists and performers working hard for no money was a good read too. Made me happy that we have selfless, crazy, creative people in the world but also sad because they don’t get acknowledgement for their work in the traditional sense, i.e, getting paid. Everyone likes to be able to pay the rent.
Looking forward to getting The Big Issue next month from my regular vendor.

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Review: The Love of a Good Woman by Alice Munro

Review: The Love of a Good Woman by Alice Munro

Photo of the book,The Love of a Good Woman by Alice MunroCouldn’t put it down! This book is the reason I didn’t read my text book or write my essays. Munro’s writing doesn’t string together—it laces intricately round and round to create affecting characters, plot, structure and story.

I devoured each story, but the standouts were The Love of a Good Woman, Before the Change and My Mother’s Dream.

This book of short stories was recommended to me. And I recommend it to everyone else.

One of the best reads I’ve had recently.

New site…new site

New site…new site

Hello there! My name is Cara Gillespie.

I am a writer and editor. I contribute and edit for Maggie Journal and I’m also the creative writing editor for Right Now. I was head administration and on the editorial committee for Visible Ink 2014.

This is one of the places where you can find out what I’m up. I’m also on Twitter.

This blog used to be an attempt at the satirical where I’d post my to do lists—but that got boring very quickly. That’s why if you delve into the history you’ll find at least four to-dos from early 2014. Riveting reading! I know I’m not wasting paper—I’d like to have even a little archive to begin with.

Exciting budding project
If I’m not here—I’m at my other WordPress office—where I’m currently working on a science book reviewing blog. It’s fun and has lots of pictures. I hope it will soon transform from a bud into a blossom.

What I actually did on my first day back at uni

What I actually did on my first day back at uni

Had a scary dream
Facebook
Twitter
Run
Super long shower
Study (Facebook/Twitter)
Uni
Library. Pay overdue fines.
Facebook
Twitter
Sulk
Eat
Sulk some more
Give up on homework idea and continue sulking
Sulk/pretend to read.

Doge doesn't want school
Be very sad for Doge. No mor skool, plz!
What I actually did on the day before uni

What I actually did on the day before uni

Sleep
Roll around in bed with Kevin
Facebook
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Facebook
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Cup of tea
Homework
Cup of tea
Sambo
Paint ceramic chickens with Kevin

Painting chooks with Kevin
Painting chooks with Kevin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cook curried sausages
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Watch back to the Future 1