Silly-Savvy Article – A Word For 2020

A word. According to Sheryl , author of The Creative Life, us writing folk should all pick our own unique word to guide us through the coming year. I’m not entirely sure I want to be rushed on through to 2021 at any great speed. It’s one thing knowing that in 2020 I turn fifty! Fifty!…

Mid-Life MOT

Written in response to an article in The Independent, by  Chiara Giordano.   Causes. When is our Tory government going to start researching causes instead of effects? According to the highly-esteemed Iain Duncan-Smith, co-founder for the Centre of Social Justice (CSJ), then due to the high numbers of ‘economically inactive’ 50 to 64 year olds currently…

The Devolution of Man: As women have evolved, have men devolved?

  Pleased to be notified of a new follower, and knowing that ‘one good turn deserves another’, I, in turn, click through to the good man’s website. The first post I come across offers words of profound advice to errant women. In summary: Women should take a look at themselves in the mirror, the author instructs,…

Mental Health: Workplace Stigma

A response to Sofia Tindall’s article, about the stigma of mental health. It’s a Friday morning and, keen to create a poem, I browse my news feed for some inspiration, only to be confronted with the revelation, courtesy of Sofia Tindall (journalist for Grazia) that the mental health stigma still exists! A revelation? Hardly! I read…

The Way Through: SSS Politics

 ‘Can we find a way through this?’ she asks. A rhetorical question, requiring no response. ‘We have  a duty’, and ‘I believe that leaving the EU is the right way!’ Strange, as she was the one who voted to stay! I say the ‘one’, as she requires no other voice but her own. The ‘People’s…