“Volition” and “Fear Of The Dark” to appear in anthologies.

I’ve just received word that United Press want to feature my poem “Volition” in their upcoming poetry anthology ‘Poetry For All’.

“Volition” is a short poem which addresses the stigma of being ‘confined to a wheelchair’ and will also feature in my upcoming collection entitled ‘Reflections’.

This follows shortly after confirmation that Forward Poetry will be featuring my poem “Fear Of The Dark” in their new anthology ‘Light Up The Dark – A Collection Of Poetry’.

“Fear Of The Dark” was included in my first book ‘Meanderings Of A Young Mind’, the Kindle and paperback editions of which are currently available globally through Amazon.


Fibromyalgia Mystery Solved!

Good news for Fibromyalgia sufferer’s! Researchers have found the main source of pain in Fibromyalgia patients, and contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t stem from the brain. The findings mark the end of a decades-old mystery about the disease, which many doctors believed was conjured in patients’ imaginations. The mystery of Fibromyalgia has left millions of sufferers searching for hope in pain medications. Up until recently, many physicians thought that the disease was “imaginary” or psychological, but scientists have now revealed that the main source of pain stems from a most unlikely place- excess blood vessels in the hand.  Continue reading

Australian Anti-Truancy Ad – Too Far?

So here we go. I firmly believe that education is important. But my views may be a little less extreme than those of Australia.

Why mention Australia?

Well, quite simply, because of this anti-truancy, anti-skipping school advert.

I’ve seen adverts warning about the long term consequences of skipping school before, but never in such a bizarrely extreme or graphic manner. And yet this is still worryingly realistic in a way. The video is below if you want to make your own mind up.

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This poem will feature in a future book of poetry entitled “Reflections”.


A veil has dropped

In front of me

What’s going on

I cannot see?

Stranger’s come

And strangers go,


That I used to know.

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Does Aspirin Fight Anger?

The Daily Telegraph recently ran an article entitled “Keep calm and carry an aspirin to beat your temper.”

The headline – strangely enough – came from a study that did not look at aspirin or at people who have a “quick temper”.
In fact, the study investigated whether people with a condition called “intermittent explosive disorder” (IED) had higher levels of two proteins that indicate inflammation.  Continue reading