This post, the latest in the ‘Moments That Made Me’ series, is from the very talented poet, Rachel Rhodes-Puckett. Rachel has just published her first book of poetry, The Pennings of the Poisonous Pixie’s Book of Poetry, which can be ordered from Amazon here: https://goo.gl/z5haVy The Pennings of The Poisonous Pixie is an eclectic, lyrical collection … More The Twilight Zone
“We have a lot of mental health problems in our country, as do other countries, but this isn’t a guns situation…” Oh Donald, Donald, Donald, where do I start with this one? As 26 people lay dead in Texas with a further 20 wounded, victims of another mass shooting massacre, the US must, again, ask … More Guns Don’t Kill People, Mental Health Problems Do!
It’s not a good time to own a penis. In the last few weeks we have heard numerous and graphic accounts of the disgusting behaviour of Harvey Weinstein, a grotesque symbol of masculine entitlement fuelled by power, status and an ego that shielded him from any sense of consideration for the many women that he … More Men Are Arseholes
I’ve written a lot about mental health. You might have noticed. What I haven’t written about is attitudes to mental health in the workplace. This is a hugely important issue if we are to ever reach a point where we can truly say that mental health is considered as important an issue as physical health. … More Mental Health at Work – Who’s Got Your Back?
I am privileged to publish this piece by Sandra who writes very movingly about the impact of losing her mother when she was only 13. Sandra explains in her unique and touching way how her mother’s tragic loss has brought her both great sadness and great strength. It is a heartfelt tribute to the special … More Moments That Made Me – Sitting On The Kitchen Stool
So, I started writing my first novel. And writing a novel is, well, it’s different. I was keen to begin writing a novel, to embark upon what will be a journey of new discoveries for me, of finding new things within myself and of further exploring the craft of writing (and trying not to turn … More So, I Started Writing a Novel…. (Sneak Preview)
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Do you remember Carl Lewis, the singer? You know. Carl Lewis. Singer. The performer Michael Jackson dreamed he could be. Singer of THE definitive version of the Star Spangled Banner. No? Maybe this will help jog your memory: Ah, THAT Carl Lewis. The sprinter. Multiple Olympic champion. Tall, elegant, superstar athlete of the 1980s. Yeah … More People, Know Your Limits!
‘In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth…’ Thus begins the most popular creation account / story / myth (delete as applicable) in human history. The question of the origins of our creation has exercised humankind’s greatest minds for as long as we have existed, as has the question of the nature – … More Where Did THAT Come From?!? – On Creativity