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 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

How Did That Happen?

I don’t know about you, but once in a while I need to sit and think about what has been achieved.  Today is a particularly wet, rainy day and so what better opportunity, as I complete administrative and writing tasks, than to think about what has been achieved in the first six months (already!) of… 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

How to Plan to Write Right?

I have come to sit at my desk, to write, and I find myself facing what so many writers have described on their own social media and blog sites; an overwhelming sense of wanting to do everything all at once!  I have so many projects in mind and then there is social media to update! … Read More

Writing Newsflash!

I have been dabbling with short stories and this week, I published three of them onto Amazon Kindle. If you are an Amazon Kindle Unlimited member, you will be able to download my e-books for free.  If not, then they are just £2.30. I hope you enjoy them.     (C) Dean Parsons. 2019.

Performance or Print?

As I sit here, at my desk, I am wondering about a short story that I have written.  It consists of less than two thousand words and yet it is as complete as any lengthy novel.  The story is rich with drama, intrigue and tension.  The interplay between the characters is one of increasing tension… Read More

Construct Obstruct

Nothing.  Nascent note-maker’s nemesis. Scant.  Seeking stark symbolism somewhere. Without.  Where words wander while we wonder. Devoid.  Daydream’s dance distances details. Block. Blinding badlands build bold barriers. Absent.  Available art avoiding. Fix.  Finding features for focused forethought. Method.  Mindfully meet missing meaning. Outcome.  Overcome obtuse obstructions. Create.  Commission considered constructs. (C) Dean Parsons. 2019.    

Onwards

“Only those who attempt the absurd, can achieve the impossible.” – Albert Einstein. Today, I received something very pleasing, through the post. It was a certificate. I now have a Diploma in Creative Writing!  I am delighted.  My joy comes not just from achieving something that was always on my bucket-list and which opens up… Read More