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The Black Dog, A Palm Tree And A Flash Fiction

Palm trees are so perfectly designed to survive powerful tropical storms, that even when bent so low as to touch the ground, they straighten up as the storm passes through, stronger than they  were before. I was nineteen when I … Continue reading

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The Dark Side Of Asperger’s Syndrome

Tomorrow my daughter, Aspie D, will celebrate her 22nd birthday and I will have all my chicks back home in the nest together again for the first time since Christmas.  Hip hip hooray! The plan is to go out to … Continue reading

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Far From Okay But I Want To Be Happy

Do you ever feel so weighed down that you want to stay in bed, pull the covers up over your head and go to sleep for days on end?  That’s how I’ve been feeling lately.  No spring in my step, … Continue reading

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Shining a Light in a Dark World – The Lighthouse Award

The memories of a glorious day by the sea are still with me as I find myself humming along to a certain little ditty; you know the one don’t you, something about marrying a lighthouse keeper and living by the sea?  There, … Continue reading

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‘The Power’ – How Has Writing Changed You?

Living as I do now in this ‘Writer’s World’ has changed my life irrevocably.  Until now, I had never really paid much attention to the way I used to write when I was  younger, how the need to furiously scribble … Continue reading

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It’s All About the Money

My dear readers, you know me well enough by now to know that reading this blog is a bit like opening that proverbial box of chocolates in the movie ‘Forrest Gump‘ – you never know what you’re gonna get. Well, … Continue reading

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The Love of Animals and Asperger’s Syndrome

My daughter (now 21) has always been obsessed with animals and has never known a time in her life when she hasn’t had pets.  She, together with her two brothers, grew up with two Labrador dogs, an array of moggies, … Continue reading

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