Holiday, Recommendation

I'm on half-holidays this week - my boyfriend is required(ish) to go to Miami for a continuing medical education conference, and I've tagged along. Since he's at lectures half the day, I'm also working half the day, but the rest of the time it's all palm trees and beaches and mangroves and alligators! At least, … Continue reading Holiday, Recommendation

The Inevitable

I'm reading a novel called The Sound of One Hand Clapping, by Richard Flanagan. I thought I had read something by him before and liked it, which is why my parents gave me this book for my birthday. In fact, they gave me this book and two more, all by Richard Flanagan.  So you can imagine my dismay, … Continue reading The Inevitable


“But that would be the easy part!” We were on holidays in California, and Ivan’s friend was talking about the different paths he might take to arrive as An Author, having written A Book. “I could drop everything, drink up all my money, and live like a tramp for a year - but that would … Continue reading Easy.

Peace One Day

Today is the International Day of Peace, also known as Peace Day. What better day to... blog about war? I'm going to stick to my Monday schedule, but I wanted to take this opportunity to share three things: This Spotify playlist, created especially for #PeaceDay. It's a pretty bizarre and eclectic mix, but I'm enjoying … Continue reading Peace One Day

War and Murder

Last week, the news was going around that a 94-year old German man, Reinhold Hanning, had been convicted of accessory to murder. And this was not any old homicide; this was the murder of around 170,000 people in Auschwitz, the concentration camp in which Hanning had been a guard during 1944. Quoting the news: The prosecution’s … Continue reading War and Murder