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A STRANGER SAVED MY LIFE

I have a hereditary kidney disease: Polycystic Kidney Disease. I’ve long known that renal failure and dialysis were inevitable. The decline began in my early sixties and by my late 60s I was on dialysis, which I’ve been doing for the last four years. All the while I...

THE CALM BEFORE …

  So how are you feeling? Are you breathing a little easier now that Biden is President? Or do you, like me, have a niggling doubt about his age and worry what might happen if he were to suddenly fall off the twig? How will 73 million Trump supporters feel if...

IT’S MY BIRTHDAY. HERE’S YOUR GIFT.

I’ve always tried to adapt to change. I’d see new waves forming and, whenever possible, endeavour to ride them with something approaching aplomb. Change is inevitable, I’d tell myself, adapt or get left behind. It was an approach that served me well for many years...

Be.

I recently wrote a song entitled ‘Be’. (Also known as Tommy’s Song for reasons I won’t go into here). The message of the song is that we should all try to live in the moment. To just … Be. I try to do that I really do. I try to accept change, go with the flow, take...

MUSIC WITH PICTURES

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeQy18I-8fNwizh8w5JKMlg Yesterday when I was young and my music was regularly riding the airwaves, one thing was missing — pictures. Even as the world was moving into the MTV age no cameras were ever pointed my way. While it’s...

HUMANKIND

Buy me a ticket to the moon  So I can stand in awe looking down  On this Big Beautiful Blue Green Ball Hanging there In the middle of nowhere Dazzling With its mountains and miracles And ever-present Menace of Mankind From apes to humans these contrary...

A WHIMSICAL REFLECTION

We recently renovated our guest bathroom. It’s beautiful. And warm, too. Underfloor heating. Sheer luxury. Consequently, I’m using it as my bathroom when there are no guests, which is most of the time.However, the other feature of this magnificent renovation is a...

SINGING THE PRE-ELECTION BLUES

My political leanings, much like my music, would never fit neatly into any particular box. Fact is, although this will be anathema to many of you, I’ve been a swinging voter all my life. I’ve always voted for the person not the party. Having lived over 30 years in...