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Habits and habitat

I am a creature of habit.  I get up at about the same time every morning - 5:40 am now - I do the same activities in the quiet of the early hours - checking social media, writing and drinking the day's first cup of coffee - and I arrive at work at The Redpoll Centre at about 7:10 am.  I love my routine.

It will be interesting as I move into my semi-retirement in November and start working in the studio on a full-time basis how this routine will evolve.  It will have to.  I won't be able to get into The Redpoll Centre after I turn in my keys.

As the summer winds down and we push on toward autumn, I'm feeling the need to revitalize and clean my study.  It is one of my favourite spots where much of my writing and online work happens.  However, it struck me as I reached up to the very top shelf to grab some lightly and rarely used leather portfolios that this space hasn't had a deep clean in probably a full decade.  Dust has accumulated in the unseen spaces and places and …

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