I am darned if I'll write more than a couple of lines... because my last few blog posts have been kidnapped. This is just a test. Will this link do as instructed or lead you to Badlands 404? Update on the missing blog posts Problem solved, for now. Everything back in place. It was the … Continue reading The case of the missing blog posts
In Singapore Airport T1,I was admiring the confident, relaxed travellers all around me and remembering my first trips on a commercial airline, in the early 1960s. At the time, air travel seemed impossibly glamorous and we were all strongly aware that these journeys were changing the world of travel forever. We bought special outfits or … Continue reading Air travel style: from glamour to practicality in one lifetime
I look at my latest novel and I think, why? Why did I write it, that book, that particular book in that particular way? Why didn’t I write a different novel, or write it in a different way? Why didn’t someone else write that novel? Why do I write any book at all nowadays? Don’t … Continue reading Why do we write the books we write?
Writing can heal. Some people discover this through therapy (or perhaps an online writing course like Write Over Divorce), and some people make it happen all by themselves. Lotta Dann was a wife-and-mother with a perfect life and a drinking problem. One day she decided privately, suddenly, independently, urgently, to stop drinking alcohol. She didn't seek help or join AA or … Continue reading Writing heals: the story of Mrs D
In which the syndrome of prosopagnosia demonstrates and exacerbates the problem of finding a photograph that represents the true identity of an older person.