To everybody else who is missing their mother today, I feel for you.
Mum was the first hoyden I ever knew.
Saving All My Love For You was the first Whitney song I ever heard, but How Will I Know was the first one I sang along to with a hairbrush.
Lots of folks have been playing her ballads or her blues songs of lost love, which are classic Etta, but I especially loved her when she got playful. This is one of my favourite versions of You Can Leave Your Hat On.
Her books were very important to me as a teen, and I loved the adventures that she allowed girls and women to have.
If you imagine the stereotypical, small, dusty secondhand bookshop, enlarge it substantially and then imbue this cavern with many of the bigger-on-the-inside properties of the TARDIS as if designed by Escher you might start to get a feel for how those shops worked.
People with strength and conviction are a rare breed and the battles they fight benefit us all.
Because it’s Anzac Day, I’ve spent much of my time looking over the various diaries/letters of my greatuncles who took part in the Great War.
I’m sure you’ve all seen the many tributes over the last 24 hours. Elizabeth Taylor was one of those screen legends everybody knew about, but we didn’t really know much about what she was like in person.