Well hello there

One can only assume that you’ve clicked on a link from Mind Your Language and found yourself here. You are most welcome. I hope you find something interesting to peruse. As a new blog can be a bit much, all those posts, all that old material, and all that flim-flammery, I thought I’d make life a little easier and just give you a quick run-down.

I’m a writer and academic who happens to have Parkinson’s. These particular facts dominate my output. Here are a few of my favourite pieces.

They also serve – on the great if interminably frustrating game of cricket

BlackBeard’s Last Voyage – what my latest fictional offering looks like

‘What is truth?’ asked Pilate – on justice, and what it means

I think, therefore … ooh, what’s that shiny thing? – on the ironies of writing about not being able to write

Release the inner slut – on responses to my raving over Love and other drugs on the Prospect blog

Cartesian, moi? – on how PD separates the mind from the body

Whole lotta shakin … not going on – on PD and its erasure of the personality

There’s a lot more, and you might like to read my first piece on Parkinson’s for the Independent, a musing on Facebook and death  in Prospect, or maybe just read an interview with Peter HammillJoe Satriani or Richard Thompson.

Thanks for dropping by, and I hope it proved a nice diversion from a damp monday morning!