Hope Suddenly the clouds parted….as the sun slowly broke the darkness in the far off Eastern sky, looking Westward a patch of glorious blue appeared and with it, the hope of a better day. It wasn’t yet seven am but the morning was already warm, the remnants of the Southern wind... Read more »
September 7, 2016


Stronger “You are stronger than you think you are now,” this line from the new Mike Posner song came ringing from the car stereo tonight as I somewhat vacantly drove past the golden wheat fields. I do love this time of year as the wheat turns from green to gold. There... Read more »
August 11, 2016

Twenty one days

Twenty one days   In some ways it doesn’t seem like that long since I beat a retreat from my place of employment. On the other hand it feels like a million years ago. 30 240 minutes ago, 504 hours, 21 days. In the grand scheme of things it isn’t a lot, if... Read more »
April 25, 2016

It’s not over

It’s not over   …..til the fat lady sings. If only everything were that simple, but life is not an opera, I am grateful for that on so many different levels that I won’t go in to. Things come to an end for all kinds of reasons, there is a danger at both... Read more »
March 9, 2016

Sadness has a face

Sadness has a face   We finally got around to watching Inside out at the weekend. It used to be the case that we were first in line with any animated movie but the march of time has lowered the appeal of them in the eyes of our kids. My son and I are... Read more »
February 22, 2016

The darkness

The darkness Ok, here goes! After a year of making really good progress with this confounded illness I have just come through one of the worst weeks ever. There is absolutely no accounting for how or when it creeps up on you, it is like some sleeping giant that appears from under... Read more »
February 7, 2016

Though like a wanderer

Though like a wanderer   One of the hardest things to do is to return the fight to a defeated person. I know that hopelessness from both sides. There have been so many occasions where I have sat with people and worked through the mountains of doubt, fear, anger, anguish, despair and any number... Read more »
January 13, 2016

The positive power of negative.

The positive power of negative.   As previously stated, I am not ever going to be a physics expert; I do, however, maintain an interest in the subject and find myself dipping in and out for purely personal and not work related reasons. Take this morning for example,  I had wakened from a rather infuriating... Read more »
October 10, 2015