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 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

Behind the Scenes

For  the past two Saturday’s, I have been fortunate to be invited to broadcast on the radio.  I have been given a segment of time to put together a small programme of my own.  The radio station is Radio Parkies; aimed at the Parkinson’s community.  The very talented host of the show that my segment… 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

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

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