• My Favourite Queen Bee

    You’ve always been here from the break of day,On breakfast cereal carried in on a tray,On the stamp that I place in the corner spot,On postcards sent from places hot, On the coins that I drop in a charity box,On the royal barge that is seen at the docks,On passports that carry me near and […]

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  • The Relationship Between Epstein Barr, ME/CFS and Long COVID

    Why Mononucleosis / Glandular Fever Might Be The Cause of All My Problems When I was sixteen, I got glandular fever. Some countries call this mononucleosis. Until then, I had been athletic, active, engaged and energetic about life. I was delirious for two weeks with a fever of 104°f (40°c). I was swetting so much […]

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  • It’s Never Too Late

    A Short Story Gretchin Williams clutched the Golden Globe in her hand as she looked out at the sea of familiar faces. The applause died down and she placed the statue on the lectern in front of her and began unfolding a piece of paper, her hands shaking as she did so. Squinting at the […]

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  • Reasonable Limits

    I was in a conversation with a group of people earlier today in which we discussed the concept of reasonable limits. We asked ourselves what it might look like for us to set reasonable limits in various areas of our lives. I smiled ruefully when this topic came up because I know that in my […]

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  • Why I Write

    I’ve recently been reading James Scott Bell’s excellent book, “Plot and Structure.” Each chapter includes some exercises at the end. Having completed one, I thought I would share the results with you all here, in the hope that it might inspire your creative writing efforts today. When readers read my novels, I want them to […]

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  • A Spring Clean of the Mind

    I always used to say, “don’t come to me with a problem unless you are prepared to be a part of the solution.” It doesn’t mean that you need to have all the answers, it just means you need to be willing to contribute. It’s easy to point out the problems and deficiencies of this […]

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