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Backstage Irony

    Recently, a radio show host from within the Parkinson’s community invited me to take up a regular weekly slot on his radio show. I was touched that he would ask me to write and present for a segment of his show.  He has a charming personality as a radio presenter and his music playlist is right up my

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Being Poetic

    I am reflecting over my current writing projects.  One of them is a project that is turning out to be as enjoyable as it is challenging.  Initially, the idea was for me to write a small collection of poetry related to my relationship with Parkinson’s Disease.  As I have been writing the poetry, what is emerging is an

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Onwards

“Only those who attempt the absurd, can achieve the impossible.” – Albert Einstein.     Today, I received something very pleasing, through the post. It was a certificate. I now have a Diploma in Creative Writing!  I am delighted.     My joy comes not just from achieving something that was always on my bucket-list and which opens up a

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Generation Social Media

Today, I’ve been reflecting on Social Media and how it fits into my life.  Social networks aren’t for everyone but, it would seem, they are certainly for the younger generations.  So, what of those who are of my generation?  I’m in my late forties.  My generation were the first teens, back in the 1980’s, to routinely have computers and video

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Nanny ‘Snips

  “I remember an old woman with long white hair, in two plaits.  She is sitting in a rocking chair, gently rocking back and forth as she watches the flames flicker in the fireplace.  She has an old cream coloured, woolly shawl around her shoulders.  Beneath that, a white blouse.  She is wearing long, heavy, dark skirts with underskirts.  She

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Naming the Writer

    One of the aspects of being a writer that I am currently contemplating, as I sit at my desk with a cup of coffee, is the idea of a pseudonym.  I’m not wholly comfortable about publishing work in my own name.  I write this online magazine in my real name and that is okay but, at the moment,

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Words in Cryogenic Suspension

“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.” – Saul Bellow.     From midnight to 3am, while my village falls silent and stars twinkle against the vast blackness of the sky, most people around me travel to the ‘Land of Nod’.  That is where they experience adventurous dreams.  While creatures

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