Off the Rails?


“People who don’t see you every day have a hard time understanding how on some days–good days–you can run three miles, but can barely walk across the parking lot on other days,’ [my mom] said quietly.” ― Jennifer Starzec.      This weekend has involved thinking about the bad days.  Parkinson’s has a habit of giving … Continue reading Off the Rails?

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Mirror Mirror


“I’m reflective only in the sense that I learn to move forward. I reflect with a purpose.” –Kobe Bryant.      Having the time to think, rather than trying to create time to think, has been a benefit, and sometimes a curse, gifted to us by this lock-down experience.  Coronavirus has brought much of normal … Continue reading Mirror Mirror

De-Cluttering, Virtually


“The first step in crafting the life you want is to get rid of everything you don’t.” ― Joshua Becker.         Alongside actual physical de-cluttering, which I am doing a little of every day while we find ourselves living in what feels like a dystopian drama, I am using this ‘lock-down’ time to … Continue reading De-Cluttering, Virtually

Wishing You A Happy Year


“A huge THANK YOU to everyone who follows this site. Your support and interest are greatly appreciated. I love reading your comments. Thanks so much for participating. Best wishes for a wonderful 2020!” – Dean G. Parsons.

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 … Continue reading Decide Upon Your Future Memories

A Rude Awakening


  “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” ― Lao Tzu.      Have you had reason to visit hospital recently?  Perhaps for a one-off treatment, for something that requires some short- medium … Continue reading A Rude Awakening