Grave Concerns

11th May 2017 Middle-aged existential worries. “Perhaps the men of genius are the only true men. In all the history of the race there have been only a few thousand real men. And the rest of us – what are we? Teachable animals. Without theRead more…

Mothers: No Right To Moan? (a response)

Here is an article from the Guardian website that I stumbled upon, incidentally while researching “What to do when you can’t cope being a mother” (well, I’m sure we all have doubts) – http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2012/mar/31/mothers-stop-moaning-about-motherhood Mothers – Stop Moaning About Motherhood.  Right. * Crikey. I hadRead more…

Reflections on Childhood Dreams of Great Expectations

Musings of reality vs. fantasy as I start out and commence the heady world of self-employment, written back in 2006. Before me – literally – lay a blank, empty page. Rabbit-in-the-headlights stasis. Before I had a plan. (Do I now? – is the constant question.)Read more…

Spare a thought for us perfectionists at Christmas

I think it was someone like film director James Cameron who was once quoted as saying, “People call me a perfectionist, but I’m not. I am a rightist. I do something until it is right, then I move on to the next thing.” Ha. IRead more…