Book Review: Medicine Wheel by Kelly Running

By on Nov 23, 2017 in Book Reviews, Fiction, Spring | 0 comments

A murder interrupts Lizzy O’Malley’s work as stage manager for her brother’s Shakespeare company in Sedona, Arizona. Her efforts to clear her brother’s name lead her on an odyssey of Navajo visions, sweat lodges, medicine wheels, and mysticism. The journey promises to waken her latent psychic abilities if she survives numerous attempts on her life and figures out who wants her dead.

The oncology meeting: the real truth about a cure for cancer

By on Nov 20, 2017 in Blog Posts, Cancer, Fiction, Writing bits and bobs | 4 comments

“Why don’t we just tell them the truth?”  Asked the intern…

Book Review: Smoke Gets in You Eyes by Caitlin Doughty

By on Nov 16, 2017 in Book Reviews, Spring | 0 comments

The book gave me an opportunity to have some of my assumptions about dying reflected back to me and to begin questioning in them in a way that was non threatening and not at all morbid.

Book Review: A Very Adequate English Murder Mystery

By on Nov 13, 2017 in Book Reviews, Spring | 0 comments

I have difficulty in finding the right genre for this book – it’s definitely of the “cosy” variety but the murder mystery is set in the backdrop of the immediately post-war period in Britain.

The Handkerchief

By on Nov 12, 2017 in Blog Posts, Spring, Writing bits and bobs | 3 comments

“Hands, hands, handkerchief!” The woman demands in a Scottish accent. She’s standing next to the chocolate brown painted hand-rail at the top of the stairs and blocking the route down.