My new book “Midlife Solo” is now available.

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They say it’s your birthday

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My best garden friends

Liberace in his favourite costume

My birthday present from Mark the butcher – forgive us, vegetarian friends

A boy and his uncle

Mad Max

 beloved friends and celebrants

Glamma and her boy and her incredibly rich cake

Wayson gives a writing lesson …

…which pays off big time.



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I began keeping a journal at the age of nine. Nearly fifty years later, I started this online journal, sharing reflections, reviews, updates, and the occasional secret.

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