Edition 4

What’s in a Name?

At the beginning of a new year, it can be tempting to think about a bit of a re-brand. If ‘a rose by any...

Grief – In My Experience

Does grief have legs, wheels or wings; is it a hello or a goodbye; is it positive, negative or a mixture of all of...

Has the Pandemic Triggered Society to Re-think Later Life Planning?

The world has been talking about the Covid-19 pandemic, and the effects of it since March 2020.  Now, at the end of the year,...

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go

The British are becoming a secular people. But when questioned, most prefer to say they that have no religion. Very few will call themselves...

Earthly Treasures

What Do the Following Have In Common?Takeaway Clown shoes A set of skis Wizard of Oz costumeNo, it isn’t a new remedy to...

Hope Grows Eternal

The phone call and invite went out the Sunday before. The family kept their fingers crossed that the weather remained fair. Grandma had died...

You, You and You – Funeral Poetry

You, and You, and You I was always the independent one Strong, steadfast, and true The reason for my strength Was you, and you, and you I always knew...

Being Present At Your Own Funeral

I feel it only fair to declare an interest before submitting this piece. A year ago, I was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. I...

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