in recent decades civilised societies have lost their way, pursuing material well being without giving sufficient thought to its effect on the environment, other people and future generations. Continue reading Helping Jo With Her Last Chapter.
the narrative arts – theatre, film and literature – are the windows through which the rest of us are enabled to experience the lives of others. If those lives are miss-represented then it creates the cultural attitudes that drive some men to behave inappropriately toward women Continue reading Saturday Sound Off – #METO and the difficulty of creating believable characters.
The presence of such diversity was one of the attractions of the move to Coventry. Hereford, by comparison, seemed backward. Continue reading Monday Memories – 1968 Part 2
I have no tickles, never had. I used to tell my kids that they all fell out as I snapped back up from the bottom of a bungee jump Continue reading A Date With. . . Max Power
An occasional series in which I share some significant events from my past. Our first flat was on the first floor of a large Victorian house. It consisted of two adjacent rooms with high ceilings and no interconnecting door. We had to go out on to a landing shared with a couple of other tenants in order to get from living room to bedroom. We shared the bathroom with the other tenants on that landing and had a kitchenette not much bigger than a wardrobe at the far end of the landing. Both rooms had gas fires. There was no … Continue reading Monday Memories – September 1965
The bride wore a navy blue suit and a pill box hat. I wore the same suit I wore to dances. The reception was held in the bride’s home – booze in the garage, sandwiches in the kitchen. Continue reading Monday Memories – September 1963
The idea of people living together before marriage was still anathema then. Continue reading Monday Memories – The Summer of 1961
That’s what makes a great writer, according to Rebecca Bryn and she should know, being one of the greatest. Her work deserves much wider recognition. “For Their Country’s Good” would make a TV series to rival “Poldark” and “The Dandelion Clock”, which I had the privilege of reading pre-publication, has echoes of Michael Morpurgo’s “War Horse”. Writing that comes from the heart, with deep emotional overtones and well developed characters, will always captivate me as a reader. Ms. Bryn does that brilliantly. via It’s not what you know, it’s who you know! Continue reading It’s not what you know, it’s who you know!
When I first started the quest to develop my psychic abilities, I was convinced they didn’t exist. Continue reading A Date With . . . Val Tobin
It is not too late to register and participate in the experience of walking from darkness into light at a venue near you if you live in Canada, Iceland, the United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, South Africa, South Korea, New Zealand, Australia or, of course, Ireland. Continue reading Focusing on Mental Health #WATWB #DIL