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Ruth Barrett

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I have returned.

Me hanging out with Bill at Shakespeare's Birthplace last year
Well, I never really went anywhere -- just to hell and back, as some of you may or may not recall from a few of my poignant and terrible previous posts. I kept on promising that I'd try harder and keep up the blog. For so many reasons (and no reason at all) I found I didn't have the need or the drive... and so I left... Read more of this blog post »
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Base Spirits

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Family Secrets

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