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Taken from my You Tube channel. In this vlog, I recite a Christmas themed poem. I hope you enjoy it and that you had a good Christmas/holiday season. https://youtu.be/_aJANW8Iqoo (C) Dean G. Parsons. 2019.
Have you had reason to visit hospital recently? Perhaps for a one-off treatment, for something that requires some short- medium term care or, maybe like me, you may have a chronic condition or illness that requires you to attend for ongoing, indefinite reviews? For me, the reason for my hospital visit was a … Continue reading A Rude Awakening
Synopsis: On the twentieth anniversary of the tragic death of rising tennis star, Francesca Laing, two old friends meet in an explosive exchange of accusation and recrimination. Was Franny’s death truly an accident or was her devastating death caused by something more sinister? This is a short story, of the mystery genre, by Dean G. … Continue reading The Last Steps of Francesca Laing
Synopsis: Frank had lived an ordinary village life. Now divorced, he loved seeing his two children at the weekends. With a romantic connection developing, life was getting better for Frank. That all changed one beautiful summer day, while at work in the library of the peaceful village of Brackfield. After hearing a powerful sound from … Continue reading The Last Summer’s Day
Synopsis: Born in London, Dean G. Parsons is a renowned psychotherapist and writer now living in the beautiful county of Suffolk; the home of many of his ancestors. Diagnosed in 2017 with Parkinson's Disease, Dean uses narrative and richly descriptive poetry to tell a story of his relationship with Parkinson's going back to his childhood … Continue reading A Look Inside
I am dabbling with art, as a hobby. I always have. Alongside writing, one of the things that I enjoy, particularly on a relaxing day out somewhere, is to sketch. I have not done nearly enough of this, in the past five or six years. I used to love going out for long … Continue reading In The Field
Our little collective of an art group met again in September. We have a name. A year or so ago, I created an online art group, on Facebook, for friends and I. I called it The Art Shack and we have been adding in little bits of art here and there and we … Continue reading The Art Shack 2
I am back for more! I was quite pleased with my portrait of Barak Obama, which you will find in an earlier article here. My next subject is legendary actress of the golden age of Hollywood, Bette Davis. What greater icon of the silver screen, perhaps, than this incredible actress who could cause men to … Continue reading Portrait: Bette Davis
“The car park and my cafe were under water! I felt almost broken…..I could barely go on….My dyskinesia and tremor were off the scale.” Brendan Quinn. 2019. Brendan Quinn was thirty-five years old when he received what he called “…the shocking diagnosis of Young Onset Parkinson’s.” I was to interview this inspiring thirty-eight … Continue reading Brendan Quinn: Parkinson’s, Brain Surgery and Floods