About Me

Welcome to my writing desk, the place where I gather my thoughts, musings, and work on my craft – writing and poetry. I trust that you, gentle readers, will enjoy this journey as you see my world through my writings. I find poetry personal and cathartic (the reading and the writing thereof); writing poems allows me to express multiple emotions and viewpoints, in concise and, at times, rapid manner. The writing is painful, at times a slow process, and then again, fast and furious, words flying out across my notebook or keyboard, like machine gun bullets.
“I need scarcely observe that a poem deserves its title only inasmuch as it excites, by elevating the soul. The value of the poem is in the ratio of this elevating excitement.”
Excerpt From: Edgar Allan Poe. “Edgar Allan Poe’s Complete Poetical Works.”
Emergency Medicine has been my passion and life for the past 35 years, taking me to 5 continents and over 35 countries, but my focus and passion is always Africa, where I was born, raised and live. Working in emergency medicine in Africa is both rewarding and traumatic – feast and famine in the same day – life and death, live side by side. Doing remote, austere, combat, and expedition medicine is challenging and exciting. Teaching staff in remote locations and empowering local medical staff is very uplifting. Inspiration from my work and travels is reflected in some of my writings and poetry. My appointment in 2017 as the Africa Editor for Ambulance Today UK has been an exciting step in formalizing my EMS writing passions.
Please do comment on my writings as I post story outlines, daily thoughts photos of my travels, my pup, and my cats. Explore my site and the various “tabs”, the Podcasts & Music section has music reviews and podcasts of my short time as rock show host on a community radio station (listen and enjoy). Feel free to interact with me via Twitter Instagram, my FaceBook writing page and my Poetry & Life magazine, or with respect to professional medical matters via LinkedIn
I write op-ed pieces, focusing on my passions (see the various articles written and published under the tab headers on the home page), if you keen to know more drop me a mail and/or if you need an article/advertorial written for your company or publication (references available), I will be happy to oblige.
I would like to thank my close friends you know who you are .. 😉 } and the love of my life Sandy 🥰 for her love; ongoing support and inspiration, to keep pushing forward, at times despite all the odds .. her belief in me is empowering and motivating. Without my support group, this would not be possible, and my life would be poorer . Thank you
PS: Watch this space for some new directions and changes in my life 🙂

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