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A memorial poem
At dawn on March 11th 1943, the 3351 Jewish people living in Monastir, Macedonia (what was Yugoslavia then) were rounded up from Monastir, and incarcerated, with all other Macedonian Jews. 7350 people crammed into the old Monopol tobacco factory in Skopje. Read this poem inspired by one survivor.
a person holding a snow ball in their hand with the words writing dystopian fiction from real life
Snow globes
Dystopia isn’t only the stuff of fantasy novels, or dictatorial political regimes. It’s a state of great suffering or injustice. You only have to open a newspaper to see plenty of that on your doorstep. Read this story set in a current dystopian reality.
How do you know what is and what isn't trigeminal neuralgia? #TrigeminalNeuralgia #ChronicPain Chronic Pain, Ugly Friends, Rare Disease, Dental Office, Do You Know What, Medical Conditions, Chronic Illness, Pain Relief, Medical
trigeminal neuralgia symptoms
How do you know what is and what isn't trigeminal neuralgia? #TrigeminalNeuralgia #ChronicPain
a blue and black frog with the words noisy creatures on it's front cover
poems about animals
when writing about one thing turns into writing about another thing
Seeing a neurologist is an important step for an accurate diagnosis of trigeminal neuralgia. How can you get the best from your appointment. Try some of the suggestions in this post. #TrigeminalNeuralgia Health Care, Neurology, Medical School, How Can, Good Things
neurology appointments
Seeing a neurologist is an important step for an accurate diagnosis of trigeminal neuralgia. How can you get the best from your appointment. Try some of the suggestions in this post. #TrigeminalNeuralgia
the boy nikolai book cover with two wolfs on top of a mountain
The Boy Nikolai
Childhood nightmares are fertile ground for poems
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poems and memories
writing poems about life events
A short story of loss and connection #Writing #ShortStory Fiction Writing, Short Stories, White Weatherboard House, Weatherboard House, Short Story
First, Joseph
A short story of loss and connection #Writing #ShortStory
What have zebras got to do with rare disease? What do you think when you hear the term warriors or pain warriors used for people with illness? Looking at some of the terminology around rare diseases. #RareDiseaseDay #ChronicIllness Rare Disease Day, Head Pain, Terminal Illness, University Of Maryland, Awareness Campaign, Medical Field, School Of Medicine, Don't Expect
Rare Disease Day 2021
What have zebras got to do with rare disease? What do you think when you hear the term warriors or pain warriors used for people with illness? Looking at some of the terminology around rare diseases. #RareDiseaseDay #ChronicIllness
the cover of seeing the year out with a poem by chrysos speller
poems and ancient myths
Wondering what to read next? Try this poem – and write your own, based on an ancient myth or legend. #Writing #Poems #Poetry #Reading
They say travel broadens the mind – did you know it makes your feet grow too? A poem about travelling and coming home. #Poems #Poetry #Writing Aarhus, Travel Poems, Poetry Writing, Frozen Lake
Six Months in Aarhus
They say travel broadens the mind – did you know it makes your feet grow too? A poem about travelling and coming home. #Poems #Poetry #Writing
the cover of every time i blink, a poem for my daughter
Shoes
The theme was shoes... the poem is Every Time I Blink. A poem about mothers and daughters, about time and change #Writing #Poems #WritingPrompts
the cover of how to turn broken pieces into beautiful treasures, with text overlaying it
Broken Plates
Laura's tutor thinks mosaic is regenerative art. Laura thinks the tutor is a kook. Will she have a change of heart? Short story #Writing
Is everything you hear about TN true? No, there are some common misconceptions about the condition that often make it harder to get properly diagnose, and harder to live with. Carpel Tunnel, Occipital Neuralgia, Facial Nerve, Nerve Pain, Health Conditions, Migraine, Nerve
Myths of Trigeminal Neuralgia
Is everything you hear about TN true? No, there are some common misconceptions about the condition that often make it harder to get properly diagnose, and harder to live with.