I love reading, writing, researching, and supporting others. I run several WordPress blogs and have an academic background in the Biological Sciences and in Social Research. I also review non-fiction books.
Jump into a 70s [Corduroy] Jumpsuit
"Those were the days my friend", as Mary Hopkins sang in 1968. The 70s, all fired up by Abba discotheque fashion, were about slapping on something cosy and comfortable, yet exciting and stylish. Who could forget the groovy frilled white jumpsuits of the Dancing Queen, Agnetha, or the shiny jumpsuits that Agnetha, Anna-frid and Bjorn all wore?
10 ways to support oceans & reduce emissions
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) states that greenhouse gas emissions cause changes in water temperature, ocean acidification and deoxygenation, leading to changes in oceanic circulation and chemistry, rising sea levels, and increased storm intensity, as well as changes in the diversity and abundance of marine species.
One Size Too Small
Can I see some I.D. please?" Out comes my purse and I graciously shower the table in the Pub with the traditional pieces of plastic that human beings carry around.
A Gift from Heaven
He was abandoned out the front of our house on New Year’s Eve 2000. He was a gorgeous fluffy calico-and-white kitten with a mission.
It’s Never Too Late for Love
Every day was a pilgrimage. Ruby Redford’s red shoes took her to the letter-box and back again. Still there was no letter.
"Stupid is as Stupid Does" and Has Not A lot to Do with Common Sense
Forrest Gump, the main character in the blockbuster movie, “Forest Gump”, was asked several times if he was stupid. Forrest replied “Stupid is as stupid does”, meaning that a person should be judged by his actions, not his appearance.
A Ship Called Absolute
The two moons rose, pale and sullen, in the frigid air, as Primrose and her family boarded the ship called Absolute. It was absolute that their world was falling apart and that this mighty un-sinkable vessel was their last hope. Primrose was not yet twenty-five, but she was the wife to a man, Will, whose will to save his family was resolute, and she was the mother to four-year-old twins.
From 2001 A Space Odyssey to 2021 A Spiritual Odyssey
In 2001 a group of men set off to the Moon and discovered a huge black Monolith (stone sculpture) which emitted piercing signals. Unknown to them, this triggered another monolith on Jupiter, the third monolith. There was a first Monolith in prehistoric Africa which catapulted apes into the age of tools.