“Alternative medicine” — attitudes

As of this year I’m about nine years down the track after a cancer diagnosis and I know that alternative therapies helped me through, with no medical interventions other than eventual surgery. After puzzling about the attitudes of most people (friends, family, public, health professionals) to “alternative medicine” I’ve concluded that their reasons for sidelining […]

FAILURE, THE GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY

Early in my professional training I realised that YOU LEARN MORE FROM FAILURE THAN FROM SUCCESS. And I only learned that by failing. What could I possibly mean? Isn’t Success the be-all-and-end-all? Not always. A failure in an examination or selection process is maybe showing you your limits: indicating the level at which you are […]

Wisdom on a bookmark

Having just started a fresh book, I reached for a bookmark — and paid attention to what was written on it: Take time to work — it is the price of Success. Take time to think — it is the source of Power. Take time to play — it is the secret of Perpetual Youth. […]

Finger-Nibbling at Midnight

A celebration of the Wonderful Words in the World of Freelance Writing.                                                                                                                                                                                 I wrote this after completing a writers’ course on Non-fiction writing. I recall the writers’ course which got me hooked. In the early hours of my last day I contemplated our collective beginning. With newly-nibbled nails I tapped out the result of that week’s […]

PAST IT, Part Two to finish the story

This completes the story from my last blogpost. It is a story from FIFTEEN REASONS FOR A LATE NIGHT, the first of my two short story anthologies. Comments are welcome! as are any emailed enquiries if you’d like to purchase the anthologies [felicity.logan@compassnet.co.nz] The following day her visitors head for the mall. “I’ll stay home, […]

PAST IT

After quite a few months of not adding to my blog, I decided to feature my short stories. This first one is told in two parts, the remainder being added tomorrow. How will Joyce cope with the next generation, which moves in a very different world and is sure it knows better than her? Morning […]

Learning Music: what benefits?

Re-reading an ABRSM article from last year (“Libretto” magazine 2015:2) I saw this topic and would like to incorporate its points and add my own. Not every family will be able to offer children the chance to learn to play an instrument, and not every school will be able to do so effectively. In fact, […]