Tag Archives: Writing

The Stuff of Dreams

     I have been contacted by Parkinson’s Life magazine.  They have advised me that they have showcased my book in their list of top books about Parkinson’s! This is a huge privilege and I am stunned that the first paperback book I have ever written is receiving such accolade.      Thank you to everyone who has supported me

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Portrait: Bette Davis

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 fall in love with her

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Find Your Truth

     This Saturday, 14th September, sees my final broadcast for the wonderful Radio Parkies.  This will be my twelfth broadcast and that seemed a fitting time for me to inform Radio Parkies that I would be stepping down.  I am touched by the lovely and kind comments of the team that I have been working with at Radio Parkies,

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Life’s Flood Gates Opened

“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 year old, from Flintham in

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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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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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