Rocky Balboa changed my life. Really. 30 years ago, almost to the day, I sat down with my family and watched Rocky 2. I had previously tried to watch the original Rocky but gave up when I couldn’t understand a word he said, misinterpreting strongarming threats to break someone’s thumb as “I’ll break your tongue.” … More Rocky Balboa Changed My Life
I have always tried to live in such a way that when the time comes for me to enter the twilight of my life I will be able look back and say I would do it all again. Of course, with the knowledge and wisdom that age and experience bring we may look back at … More Words Unsaid
Winston Churchill used the metaphor of the black dog to describe his bouts of depression and (in the only sentence I will ever be mentioned alongside Churchill) I too am the non-too proud owner of a black dog. I have referred to my previous struggles with depression in earlier posts and the resulting feedback from others … More I Had a Black Dog
Today my blog turns one week old. Not the most significant of milestones granted, but it’s given me pause for reflection. I have said that I felt compelled to write this and since I started I’m finding the need to write remains strong. That’s not to say that there haven’t been doubts, after all it’s … More Welcome to the Pity Party…??
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbThqvFuyXY Last week I played the classic board game, ‘The Game of Life’ with my young children and since then I’ve had the 1980s advert stuck in my head… “Be a winner at the game of life” Much to my children’s dismay, that night I was a winner at The Game of Life (after all, … More The Game of Life
Let’s lift the mood a bit here. Dating… Bloody hell, dating. When to start dating after a marriage split? This is the first thing to ask yourself. Well, after you’ve got over the initial whack of separation and entertained the possibility that somewhere out there there may be somebody else that will be, maybe, a … More Dating, Bloody Hell…
Wow, I never expected the reaction that my first blog garnered so thank you to everyone for the kind words and encouragement. After my compulsion to write and to get it out there – compulsion in a literal sense, the whole thing from the thought ‘I’m going to start writing my blog’ entering my head … More Round 2
Well, hello, I guess. At this point I expect I am talking to a vast empty space but hey-ho we’ve all got to start somewhere. So, why blog, and why now? I’ve toyed with the idea of blogging for over a year now, since I started feeling almost human again after my whole world was … More Here goes…