Rejection, An Anthology

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Christmas, Reinstated

chrismas-treeMist is drifting off the lake while the December sun consoles the crest of the snow-capped hills with its golden hand. [Read more…]

This is Not a Drill

fire alarmLast month I stayed in a hotel room the shape and colour of a TicTac and only slightly larger. [Read more…]

The Lake Swimmer

For S.P. on the occasion of her half-centennial. [Read more…]

Detour Along the Road Not Taken

mothersdayThe jolt and hum of the train, the green hills smudging past and, across the aisle, my nieces—two coltish girls on the thorny cusp of womanhood. [Read more…]

Springtime’s Most Rambling Metaphor

hailstonesThree times in as many weeks: hail. Pearly gemstones plinking down, making a spectacle of themselves, just when we all thought the day might clear. [Read more…]

Times I’ve Almost Died

image1-1When the shaking started, I was deep, deep down—cocooned in a dream that was yanked away from me when terror plunged its greedy hand into my sleep and hauled me spluttering towards the surface. [Read more…]

Something After Nothing

FullSizeRender-5It’s true, I’m employed again. [Read more…]

Health Journalism

I now work as the Editorial Director at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation and managing editor at TCTMD.com. Links to some of my medical journalism below, although the bulk of my time is spent assigning and editing. [Read more…]

What She Does Next Is Shocking

Land Rover BlogYears ago Dad bought a 1986 right-hand drive Land Rover Defender, named her Matilda, and sawed her in half. [Read more…]