A Mother’s Last Words


Life - Death - Dying

A Friend’s Mother’s Last Words: My good friend, Laura Skilbeck, kept a note of what her mother said during her final moments. Like many people who have read it, I felt the need to share it.

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August 23, 2018

Tamsui & Milk Mochi


Journal, Life in Taiwan, Writing

At the weekend we visited Tamsui in the north of Taipei. It attracts a lot of Korean and Japanese tourists due to the centuries-old Fuyou temple, and Fort San Domingo, which was built by the Spanish in 1629 and then was later occupied by the British… continue

August 20, 2018

Quote


Quotes

Think constantly how many doctors have died, after knitting their brows over their own patients; how many astrologers, after predicting the deaths of others, as if death were something important; cont…

August 10, 2018

If In Doubt – Write


Books, Journal, Writing

This happened yesterday.

I was writing my current book and had no idea what was going to happen next.

I started to think of all the people who have told me that they would like to write a book but don’t know where to start… continue

April 20, 2018