I’m doing an evening class at Liverpool University on writing novels and short stories. The idea of this piece was to describe a special place. It is my home within my home, my sanctuary, my sacred place. Six feet long and two feet wide it is too small for my body to fit and … Continue reading
Filed under The Bright Side …
From “A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living”
“Nietzsche was the one who did the job for me. At a certain moment in his life, the idea came to him of what he called ‘the love of your fate.’ Whatever your fate is, whatever the hell happens, you say, ‘This is what I need.’ It may look like a wreck, but go at … Continue reading
Thirteen weeks ago I was sitting in the Baltic Fleet having a pint and wondering what would be the best way to maintain the fitness I’d built up during the transatlantic voyage on the tall ship Pelican Of London. It was an increasingly urgent question. The fitness I’d developed during the voyage had been a … Continue reading
Food For Thought
A few quotes, some I like, some I try to live by.
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Dr Maya Angelou “Too weird to live, too rare to die.” – Hunter S. Thompson “When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt “The hero journey … Continue reading
Battle Of The Atlantic Feb ~ Mar 2013
Just some of the photos from the transatlantic adventure on TS Pelican Of London! Went on board as a watch leader, running Fore Watch, and fully involved in the running of the ship. From Saint Lucia in the West Indies to Bermuda to the Azores to the UK, 32 days and nights at sea, 4650 nautical … Continue reading
My charity skydive for Parkinson’s UK
My first, but not my last, skydive! This was a charity tandem jump in support of Parkinson’s UK, but I’ve got the bug now! I will be doing this again! 14000ft of pure freedom!
That Parkinson’s Moment
“The hero journey is one of the universal patterns through which the radiance shows brightly. What I think is that a good life is one hero journey after another. Over and over again you are called to the realm of adventure, you are called to new horizons. Each time, there is the same problem: do … Continue reading
The Empire is on my side!
When I got what I call my ‘miracle medication’ in 2007 my life changed beyond all recognition. I don’t think it’s putting it too strongly to say that it gave me my life back. Pretty special things then, my little yellow pills and worthy of the highest respect! So, it has only ever seemed right … Continue reading
My first Wobbly Williams blog
Hello. My name’s Paul Betney. I met Bryn recently at an event set up by Parkinson’s UK for people with early onset PD, held in the salubrious – love that word! – surroundings of Crewe Hall. It was quite a setting for what turned out to be quite an event! (But I’ll get to that … Continue reading