Wordsmith's Notebook


“Whenever you feel like criticizing any one…just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald      I have been watching the news, this evening, on television.  I cannot be sure, but there is a possibility that I will be one of the 1.5 million people who will receive a letter telling me that I have an underlying health condition that makes… Read More


From my You Tube channel.  In this vlog, having had to give up my career due to ill health caused by Parkinson’s Disease, I discuss the issue of duplication in applying for Government benefits. (C) Dean G. Parsons. 2019.

Taken from my You Tube channel.  In this vlog, I talk about my frustration at having dropped yet another glass, which smashed across the kitchen floor.  One of the symptoms of Parkinson’s is the loss of manual dexterity. (C) Dean G. Parsons. 2019.

     One of the interesting things about regularly practicing art, is that you start to develop a style of your own.  I have taken to working on portraits.  This has become something of a fascination to me, for I have a condition called Prosopagnosia; also known as face blindness.  It is a life-long condition and one that I never knew was something to be diagnosed until fairly recently.      Basically,… Read More

I appear to be stuck in a room. Outside there is a village meeting. I hear sounds of joy and groans of gloom. My chance to leave was only fleeting. The villagers are gathered next door, To discuss community issues. My need for dinner grows ever more. All I have are pens, pad and tissues. You see I was here doing my job, Counselling clients throughout the eve. At home my dinner… Read More