“The Time of Year”

I am quite confident that many of you, like me, are not getting caught up in the Christmas hype just yet … but perhaps in a couple of weeks? Continue reading

“A Man, a Dog, …”

“Just Thinking” is a book of simple poetry (even I could understand it!) that was published a few years ago.¬† The subjects covered include a dog, volunteerism, troubled relationships, people of the street, and just so many other perspectives on life. Continue reading

“A Monarch Butterfly”

I am going to unashamedly promote my “Just Thinking” book of poetic verse! To be totally honest (why not?), this was not how this Post started, but I was browsing through some old notes and came across a comment*** from a reader of “Just Thinking”. Continue reading

“Just Thinking” & “Adrift”!

Every writer must enjoy reading good reviews about their work. Modesty aside, a lot of work and money generally goes into publishing a book, and so positive feedback makes it so worthwhile. Most writers will never see a significant income for their efforts, but the reward of just knowing that somebody, somewhere, experienced sufficient reaction to write a review … is priceless. They read the book! What more can anybody want? Continue reading

The experience of age?

It seems to me that possibly the most frustrating and soul destroying scenario would be to reach those senior years (I am already  there!), and reflect back on those dreams that were never realized, and perhaps now cannot be. Can you imagine reflecting, and confronting the reality that your priorities in life were very wrong? Continue reading