Decide Upon Your Future Memories

“Now something so sad has hold of us that the breath leaves and we can’t even cry.” ― Charles Bukowski.      A few days ago, I received a telephone call from from my lovely cousin, telling me that her mum had died!  This was a complete shock, not least of all to my cousin, for her mum had shown no signs of anything suggesting that … Continue reading Decide Upon Your Future Memories


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 of the day snuggle down, … Continue reading Words in Cryogenic Suspension

A Societal View of Tess

    I recently re-read one of my favourite books.  As I sit at my desk today, savouring my coffee, I am reflecting on this beautiful book.  It is one of Thomas Hardy’s (1840 – 1928) best loved works; ‘Tess of the d’Urbevilles’.  This story’s main protagonist is a young woman called Tess Durbeyfield who, following a chance meeting between her father and the local … Continue reading A Societal View of Tess

Finding My Way

I’m now in my sixth week of taking medication for Parkinson’s Disease (PD).  At first, the realisation that my day would be divided into five hour segments; the time between doses, came as a massive shock. Apart from when I am at work, I hate to be aware of time, let alone governed by it.  It seemed as though God or the Universe was somehow either testing me or just setting … Continue reading Finding My Way