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A Craving

We all have cravings for various foods. Whenever my stomach is upset that is when I have cravings for incredibly rich foods. For some time I have also developed a craving for stories. 348 more words


'Rebranding Psychiatry'

I have concerns with this Editorial:

My view is that is wrong for psychiatry, which seeks to nurture well being, to follow business models. 62 more words

Medical Writings

Fairground - dVerse MTB

I feel like cotton candy: sugar and air
You know I’ll taste of fairgrounds –
sugar, grease, too much adrenaline.
Right now, the world’s a helter skelter… 305 more words


MTB -- Variations on the Rubaiyat

Hello, this is Frank Hubeny. Today’s challenge involves the rubaiyat. It is to write a poem that uses the rubai stanza form as inspiration if not actual imitation of the form. 337 more words

Meeting The Bar: Critique And Craft

A Few Thoughts on Colm Toibin, "Brooklyn" and Adaptation

I watched John Crowley’s film version of Colm Toibin’s novel, Brooklyn, again the other night, after reading an interview with Toibin in The Guardian Review… 792 more words

Writers & Writing

Iris Murdoch Readalong: A Severed Head

A strange but very readable satire on who you’re supposed to love versus who you actually do. My sixth Murdoch novel, and a very good one for book clubs or for newcomers to start with, I think, given how much it tackles in its just over 200 pages. 864 more words

Fiction Reviews

Poetry of the Bath

Hush now, I could be floating in a far off sea

banked by clean white rocks

where warm water caresses me.

Hush now, there is no dust to dust… 49 more words