Last night, Dad came to me in a dream. We were on a journey. Trying to locate something, I’m not sure what. Maybe some fuel for a car or a place to stay. I was in a public toilet, and I was being sick, violently sick. It was a reddish colour and Dad was asking […]Read More Watching Over Me
How am I? Angry that he left the party early… glad that he didn’t suffer a long illness… grateful that we welcomed him into our family and he had the best of times with me and my family by the sea and at home in the city in his many community choirs, writing groups, drama […]Read More How are you?
Everything looks different today. Last night, my Dad checked out. …. Too early. I know he wasn’t done yet. I’m pretty sure he joined every Salford community group there is: guitar, writing, samba, drama… we took him to see Airto at the Band on the Wall last year and he managed to find himself in […]Read More He wasn’t done yet
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/mar/08/mother-of-three-year-old-is-first-in-uk-to-be-convicted-of-fgm Whilst it’s right that the perpetrators of abuse should be prosecuted, I find it disturbing that the news coverage is peppered with references to witchcraft. This is moral panic, moving us closer to the tyranny of censorship and ‘right thinking’.Read More
Andrea Avery’s talent as a pianist appeared when she was a child. So did her arthritis. Her inspiring new memoir tells her story. — Read on blog.arthritis.org/news/spotlight-andrea-avery/ Listening to a podcast called Soul Music last night, I heard a number of people talking about what Schubert’s B flat Piano Sonata meant to them. I was […]Read More Andrea Avery: Composing My Life – News
My daughter is remarkably wise. She’s 19 and has already travelled to the Far East. Twice. Discussing my recent conflict with my manager and how I resolved it by sticking to ethics and professional principles rather than allowing it to get personal, she remarked “another way to solve it would have been to invite him […]Read More Wise One