Author Archives: Dean Parsons

A Camper Place for Parkinson’s

    Today has been a good day, not without help from some very dear loved ones.  I have a new vehicle.  Well, it’s a rather old vehicle, but it is new to me.  In wanting to cease use of my diesel car in order to move to a cleaner type of fuel, I now have a Bongo!  No, not

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When Things Change

    My next appointment with my neurologist, is towards the end of this month.  This is where I meet for what is a review, roughly every six months, to explore how Parkinson’s is being experienced by me and to assess the progress of the disease.  My medication is reviewed and I have the opportunity to ask questions; of which

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Garden Studio

    Alongside having created an art and crafts studio area indoors (see my article entitled ‘Multi-Purpose Room), I am in the process of creating an art and crafts studio in one of our garages.  This is a great space with electricity and great windows plus a garden area alongside.  I aim to create a restful seating area but predominantly

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Creating the Writer

    It finally came to me, as I have been at my desk and reflecting on how to take forward aspects of my writing career.  For quite some time, I have been trying to form the ‘pen name’ or ‘pseudonym’ that I will be using for some of my written work.  I had already worked out the first name

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Radio Parkies Podcast 11

Hello.  This is my penultimate Radio Parkies broadcast, from 31st August 2019, with end of broadcast song… Podcast topics: Introducing Dean. How radio and social media help combat loneliness, aloneness and social isolation. Announcing that I have only one more broadcast on RadioParkies, following this one, having decided that three months worth of my voice is enough for anyone! Song:

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Red Light

Part One: The city lights are so revealing. He’s not in control and doesn’t care. He cannot hide the way he’s feeling. The sleazy street lights render him bare. Across the street the hot guy’s dealing. This type of encounter would be rare. His poison lips are so appealing. He knows of the risks but will he dare? Close heat

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Blythburgh Inspired

    It was a sizzlingly hot Sunday.  The sky was the most beautiful blue and there was a tranquility that only happens on the lazy, hazy days of late summer.  My brother-in-law, Adrian, my friend, Darren, and I arrived at beautiful Blythburgh Church, here in Suffolk.     Just a stones throw from popular seaside destination, Southwold, and surrounded

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Portrait: Barak Obama

    I’ve never painted a portrait before. I have been watching artists on tv, so hopefully I’ve learnt a few tips!  I have started to work on a portrait of Barak Obama.  It’s my representation of a photo from a book cover. It is not finished yet. That may take a couple more days.  This first day of painting has been

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Radio Parkies Podcast 10

Hello.  This is my Radio Parkies broadcast from 24th August 2019, with end of broadcast song… Podcast topics: Introducing Dean. My week. The importance of pacing yourself. ‘Coming Together’, a poem by Nina Jackson, Neil Benny and some of the members of Parkinson’s Road support community on Facebook. Read by Dean G. Parsons.. Song: ‘Renegades’ by X Ambassadors.   Select

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The Writing’s on the Wall

    As the end of August approaches, I decided that I needed to invest in a wall planner.  The academic year wall planners are available now and what better time for me to start to chart my literary activities.  I believe that I will manage these better if I can see them on the wall chart, rather than leafing

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