IMG_6231Hi, I’m Bron. I’m from South Africa and have been living in Japan for the past four years, teaching English. Before that I worked for about ten years as a book editor, with some writing in between.

This blog is a record of the things that interest and inspire me – insights from poets, philosophers, essayists, artists, psychologists, novelists and others.

I’ve added links to all the books, podcasts and essays I reference, and I hope that among them you may find something interesting, inspiring or helpful. Please feel free to leave a comment. I’d love to hear from you. And if you’d like to receive updates on new posts, please subscribe via email or follow me on WordPress.

The painting used in the banner of this site is by my mother Lynn Mary McLennan, née Lewis (1948–1997). The title is inspired by Rainer Maria Rilke’s poem ‘Entering’.

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  1. Hi Bron, thanks for dropping by my blog! I am also getting my TESOL certified so I can teaching English online and in SE Asia. Best of luck with your new journey!

    1. Thanks, Julie! I’m looking forward to following your posts and seeing what you get up to. Wishing you all the best too 🙂

  2. Love the painting… Good luck with your life in Japan (I just read your post Life is short), I think you’re very brave to refuse safe jobs and strike out on your own!

  3. Love the painting… Good luck with your life in Japan (just read your post ‘Life is short’ – you’re very brave to refuse safe jobs and strike out on your own)!

    1. Thank you! And your blog is wonderful – I too write because I read (and since I started this blog I’ve found it is sometimes the other way round), and so I won’t forget. I also identify with what you say about being an outsider in your Montesquieu post. I’m looking forward to reading more.

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