#BlackLivesMatter

“The ultimate measure of a person is not where one stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where one stands in times of challenge and controversy.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. EDIT: 10/06/2020 This post has been edited to remove the identifying information of my family due to personal reasons. If you don't know … Continue reading #BlackLivesMatter

Sticks & stones…

"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." ~ Unknown It's an old adage that spans centuries and continents. It's heard in playgrounds, over garden fences, through sibling bedroom doors. It's uttered by the very old and the very young alike, in various forms and adaptions, but always to the … Continue reading Sticks & stones…

The Realm of Reflection…

"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." ~ Gandalf, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, J. R. R. Tolkien I woke up this dreary, grey morning with the word "Time" in my head. Unsurprising, perhaps, it's New Year's Day, after all; … Continue reading The Realm of Reflection…

Welcome home…

"He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much..." ~ Bessie Anderson Stanley In 5 days time, it will be exactly a year since my first breakdown. Although the last 12 months has brought more than one of those, this was the significant one. This was the one that turned my … Continue reading Welcome home…

Let’s all Feel More…

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” ~ The Art of Happiness, Dalai Lama XIV Yesterday, I had the immense pleasure of watching my good friend Kelly in a fringe theatre piece called Feel More at The Space Performing Arts Centre on the Isle of Dogs in London. The performance is made … Continue reading Let’s all Feel More…