What you read in 2015

This blog would be nothing without its readers. Thank you to everyone who stopped by, made a comment or a … More

Why do it?

because of the words and because of the books because of the woman in the anorak at the swimming baths … More

Poetry and illness

Medicine The black hair of my Chinese doctor gleams like combed ink as he leans over his desk, with quick … More

By the way, you live

Dear Anthony I’m writing to let you know what you already know in your bones, as you put it much … More

8 great books about dying

The chances are, more of us are mortal than have multiple orgasms -Violet Weingarten, Intimations of Mortality When I was diagnosed … More