. What makes life worth living? There can be no universal answer to this, perhaps the greatest of questions because the answer would be different for each person. Things are further complicated if you have depression since the nature of the condition is to suck the joy out of experiences and thus out of life … More What Makes Life Worth Living?
He saw her in the hotel lobby as he finished his next to last cigarette. She was tall for her age, brown-haired and serious-looking. He found himself staring at her. He didn’t know why. And as he stared, she gradually looked up and met his gaze. He looked away, embarrassed. Her mother was somewhere nearby. In … More Story – The Permanent Quit
“Enjoy”, Blevins said as he handed him the wine glass. Cole took it out of basic politeness and carried it over to the mahogany desk, sat down and placed the leather briefcase on the floor. His host joined him moments later, a glass in his bony hand. He sat down in the high-backed red leather chair behind the desk, eyeing … More Story – Ex Libris
“Men of good fortune, often cause empires to fall / While men of poor beginnings, often can’t do anything at all.” – Lou Reed This is an analysis of the excellent Neil Gaiman story ‘Men of Good Fortune’ which first appeared in the Sandman series (Volume 2 – ‘A Doll’s House.’). It concerns Hob Gadling, … More Analysis – Neil Gaiman’s ‘Men of Good Fortune’ – a labour of love.
Credit for this article must go to the excellent TV Tropes website. People often say something is older than the hills or has been around since ‘Adam were a lad’ or similar. But how far can we take this idea? I did a bit of online research and came up with the following. Older than…the World … More Older than…
Self-explanatory Famous men and women in history who never married: Louisa May Alcott – American novelist and abolitionist Hans Christian Anderson – Danish writer Susan B Anthony – American reformer St Thomas Aquinas – Italian philosopher and theologian Jane Austen – British novelist Arthur Balfour – UK Prime Minister Clara Barton – American, founder of … More List – Historical Figures Who Never Married
There are so many questionnaires online about depression but few of them seem to get to the heart of the matter. This short yet self-indulgent approach I have selected may help redress the balance even if only to a very small degree. I hope you enjoy it. Hello and welcome Thanks – it’s a pleasure … More Depression – A Brief Interview With Myself