Radio Parkies Podcast 5

Hello.  This is my Radio Parkies broadcast from 13th July 2019, with end of broadcast song. Podcast topics: Introducing Dean. The importance of connecting with other people with Parkinson’s. Social isolation and loneliness. Emotional well-being and mental health. A reminder of the value of online support groups, including ‘Parkinson’s Road’. Details about Dean’s new book;… Read More

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Radio Parkies Podcast 4

Hello.  This is my Radio Parkies broadcast from 6th July 2019, with end of broadcast song. Podcast topics: Introducing Dean. Parkinson’s and creativity. Dean’s newly published autobiographical book; ‘A Look Inside’. Song: ‘Blame It On The Parkinson’s’, by Mitch Faile. Select the following link, to listen: Dean’s Broadcast on 6th July 2019 Select the following… Read More

Radio Parkies Podcast 3

Hello.  This is my Radio Parkies broadcast from 22nd June 2019, with end of broadcast song. Podcast topics: Introducing Dean. Speech Difficulty in People with Parkinson’s. Communicating with others about Parkinson’s. Song: ‘With a Little Help From My Friends’, by Wet Wet Wet. Select the following link, to listen: Dean’s Broadcast on 22nd June 2019… Read More

Radio Parkies Podcast 2

Hello.  This is my Radio Parkies broadcast from 15th June 2019, with end of broadcast song. Podcast topics: Introducing Dean. About Michael J. Fox. Accepting Diagnosis. A poem by Dean, entitled ‘Sonnet for the Actor’. About ‘Parkinson’s Road’ support group. Song: ‘Fix You’ by Coldplay. Select the following link, to listen: Dean’s Broadcast on 15th… Read More

Radio Parkies Podcast 1

Hello.  This is my Radio Parkies broadcast from 8th June 2019, with end of broadcast song. Podcast topics: Introducing Dean. Introducing ‘Parkinson’s Road’ Support Group. Dean’s forthcoming autobiographical book. A poem by Dean, entitled ‘Set Apart’. Song: You’re Not Alone by Joe & Jake.   Select the following link, to listen: Dean’s Broadcast on 8th… Read More

Backstage Iron

Today I find myself reflecting over the fact that, recently, a friend from within the Parkinson’s community invited me to take up a regular weekly slot on his radio show! I was very touched that he would ask me to write and present for a segment of his show.  He has a charming personality as… Read More

The Show Must Go On

I’m thinking back to Saturday night.  My brother-in-law was here for the weekend and so it was a nice social weekend.  Something else was different about the weekend, though.  On Saturday night my words were broadcast by a radio station.  Out into the world, a new way of connecting with people who, like me, have… Read More

Being Poetic

I am reflecting over my current writing projects.  One of them is a project that is turning out to be as enjoyable as it is challenging.  Initially, the idea was for me to write a small collection of poetry related to my relationship with Parkinson’s Disease.  As I have been writing the poetry, what is… Read More

My Brave Friend.

I have a friend who has PD. His body shakes so constantly. I feel he has it worse than me. His bravery is plain to see. I feel a fraud without such shakes. Ashamed of any fuss I make. His body suffers seismic quakes. I admire him for all he takes. My friend is young… Read More

Being a Case Study

I arrived with a good twenty minutes to spare.  It had started to rain, as I drove into the tiny double-level car park.  I found a little bit of chaos going on.  The car park was full, with no sign warning drivers that there were no available spaces.  Cars were still driving in.  Some drivers… Read More