Mental health: a personal view in verse

I wrote this verse during my first hospital admission, two weeks before I was to turn 19. The structure and language are self-conscious, embarrassingly so, but it held enough truth for one of the ward sisters to keep a copy. About 40 years later the same sister arrived to work the night shift on the…

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What is it worth, this planet Earth?

Is Earth worth saving, sweating and slaving carving new paths out from rampage and tillage slicing new routes through destruction and pillage? Is Earth worth saving when it means waving farewell to life’s ease, to earned comforts and powers just for the sake of some fields, a few flowers? Can man-fashioned loss nourish air-giving trees?…

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How do we naturally integrate environmental sensory inputs?

Sensory integration. What on earth is it? It could be just one thing, or it could be many. It can be experienced as an under- or over-sensitivity to sensory experiences, like touch, hearing, smell, and sight. And it probably affects most of us in some way, at some time. Perhaps you cannot bear the labels…

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Space Race Waste

At last. I am now able to say out loud what I’ve been banging on about (in private) for decades. All thanks to Prince William. This Earth of ours has so much more potential to inspire us with its grandeur, awe, beauty, serenity, bounty than space can give us. More than this – space will…

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