Essay – The Sadness of the King – an analysis of ‘The Last Unicorn’

“Moominland in Winter (is) as good an evocation of clinical depression as you’re ever likely to encounter.” (Will Self) Long ago, or so we are told, there was a king and his name was Haggard. He roamed the world searching for things which made him happy, for nothing ever did – or at least, not … More Essay – The Sadness of the King – an analysis of ‘The Last Unicorn’

Random Thoughts

I have thought long and hard about whether to include this on my blog and I have finally decided that I will. It’s a collection of thoughts, written over a fairly long period of time on all sorts of different subjects but predictably, depression comes up a lot. This is as personal as my writing … More Random Thoughts

You Carry On

That’s okay You carry on ignoring me  I’m not your sort  You should be happy, You got lucky, Born with everything you needed While I got all the lack  When you clomp around the office Your feet in nylons,  A toe poking through the end,  Be happy you are not me,  You’re a swell gal,  … More You Carry On

Some Famous Depressives

Exactly what it says on the tin. This list used to be just 100 but I expanded it.  Famous People Who Experience(d) Depression Douglas Adams (writer) Hans Christian Andersen (writer) Phil Anselmo (musician)  Adam Ant (musician) Aristotle (philosopher)  Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin (astronaut) Woody Allen (film director, comedian) Richard Ashcroft (musician) Alex Baldwin (actor) Roseanne Barr … More Some Famous Depressives