I’ve named my dog “ten miles”

Just so I can tell people I walk ten miles twice a day.




I read an article about Andrew Lloyd Webber’s depression and how he has contemplated taking his life several times because of depression.

It occurred to me that a lot of people will cast a cursory comment about how he has everything and is successful. Therefore he is ungrateful and selfish. I’m sure such admissions don’t enlighten those who don’t understand that mental illness goes beyond what we assume to be the things that make us happy. But his admissions do give hope to those that do suffer by knowing that even rich and famous people also experience mental illness and they’re not alone.

Kindness. Absolute compassion is needed.

Someone told me regarding their son ‘they always seem to have problems and issues’. Having been there I can understand how difficult it can be to let go of hurt and pain. Particularly when others have no sense of responsibility for causing it. To me, this persons son is going through a very difficult time. Probably more so than if he had a physical illness.

Absolute compassion is needed

Compassion – sympathetic concern for the sufferings and misfortunes of others


During my check-up I asked the Doctor, “Do you think I’ll live a long and healthy life then?”

He replied, “I doubt it somehow. Mercury is in Uranus right now.”

I said, “I don’t go in for any of that astrology nonsense.”

He replied, “Neither do I. My thermometer just broke.”