Pause: an alphabetical proverbial poem about adulting and parenting

Written for World Autism Awareness Week: this is my equivalent of the shaved head, raffle or sponsored slim.  If it touches you at all, please click here to make a donation to the National Autistic Society or at least, share as widely as you can so we can hopefully tap into some rich people... Pause Accidents will happen (even in … Continue reading Pause: an alphabetical proverbial poem about adulting and parenting

Scorched: parenting and learning

Words can inflame situations and words can burn and scar. So often I hear parents ruining an amazing learning moment with thoughtless words, leaving the child scorched, smarting in pain and with nothing salvageable left from their experience. Mum!  I made a boat that floated all the way across the puddle and...  Junior, why are your … Continue reading Scorched: parenting and learning

Fellow feeling and spoken word: the power to affect others for good

I have a developing passion and obsession with spoken word as in performance-based poetry (not as in just talking).  For me it's partly listening to the rhythms and soundscapes as much as the words, the natural evolution/partner of my love of beatboxing. This probably doesn't make sense but give or take a microphone and sound system, … Continue reading Fellow feeling and spoken word: the power to affect others for good

I hate what Katie did so here’s a quid…

Blog posts, status updates, tweets: we're all banging on about something and it seems it’s only cool if it gets snarkier and snarlier and nearer the mark.  The line of acceptability in the sand keeps shifting. Tripled-jumped way beyond the line, there lies Katie Hopkins. I've never previously had much interest in her.  She talks … Continue reading I hate what Katie did so here’s a quid…