Category Archives: True Life Story

Farewell to #2017 With #Acknowledgements and Reflections

Every year, as the autumn leaves fall and are swept away by the chilly wind, I take a look back on the past 12 months and remember what I’ve been through, good times and bad, peaks and troughs on an … Continue reading

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Go Gently Into the Night, Maureen Mitchell Kirk

Author’s Foreword: I published a blog about my two mothers just over two years ago on Mother’s Day, and today I’m sharing it below, to pay tribute to my Mother-in-law Maureen Mitchell Kirk (November 1933 – November 2017), who passed … Continue reading

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The Best of My Trip to #China 2017: A Picture Tour

I love words and I enjoy writing, but sometimes they are redundant when a picture can tell us just as much, and often more. So today, I’ll try to be economic with words and let pictures speak for themselves. I … Continue reading

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#Sicilia (1): The M Family, The Godfather and #Corleone

What comes to your mind when you hear me say Sicily, the Mediterranean island at the toe of Italy? Could it possibly be the notorious Mafia? That was exactly what a friend said to me when I broadcasted that I … Continue reading

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Traveling the World, My Dream, My Passion

If you are my friends, if you are my colleagues, if you have read my books, or if you happen to come across my Facebook page or bump into me in a souvenir shop in Tenerife or Gran Canaria, you’d … Continue reading

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