Here is a decision.

Last night I wrote an update on my writing – the past four years.

I have been jotting things down for longer than that; for a reasonable period of time I ploughed my energy into writing guides, manuals and whatnot relating to older people and in particular dementia.

I haven’t done that for a while, I suspect because, when you are typing away, there is only so much you can express and also so many hours in the day.

I think the best thing I ever did was the dementia strategy for Doncaster back in… I think 2013 (still available on the web here).

Anyway, none of this is my point, nor does it relate to my decision.

You see, something I have been looking for has been more engagement; this is people saying, ‘You’re crap’ or, ‘Go Rod!’ – there are likely many reasons for this ranging from ego all the way through to lack of direction. (I appreciated the spelling/grammar corrections recently received, although would have preferred the content to have been the subject of such scrutiny!)

It is funny that I mentioned Marc Hamer’s book about moles yesterday, as my writing is very similar, to the life of a mole that is, wandering around in the dark, occasionally bumping in to worms and other creatures, at times pausing and making a hillock.

I have received much guidance from Freda – thank you; I promise to get-on with the Manor Field blogs as mentioned on the site;

Equally, I know if people bombarded me with questions or feedback, I would probably manage at first but would soon become overwhelmed; yes, this is me expressing my sense of never quite happy; maybe it is the Scotsman in me.

Last night I watched Hector and the Search for Happiness which is based on the novel of the same name by François Lelord. Simon Pegg was Hector. It isn’t a fantastic movie, the book is better, although the message of happiness as a necessity, something that doesn’t happen to you, but is our responsibility, even though it is unachievable, only a by-product of doing other things, was fair. (Like John Lennon – on the merry-go-round).


My point, my decision, is, that I will push myself, to provide more opinion of what I think and believe, I can’t imagine I will necessarily be more controversial as that isn’t really my style, although I will do my best to provoke.

Clearly this is tricky, as, at the end of the day, I am a doctor and I can’t just say any old thing; (i.e. not a politician) I have a code of conduct that extends beyond the workplace and one I am happy to follow – it is a fair exchange; limitations on what I can do and say for the privileged of being a doc. (I don’t think I can get arrested, for example – I am sure the GMC would frown upon that).

So, treading a line between pushing-out the boat, trying my very best to adopt the Biko, ‘I write what I like,’ yet counter-balancing this with, so long as it isn’t too rude, risqué or extreme.

Watch this space.

‘What’s that coming over the hill?’ Is to follow…


Published by rodkersh1948

Trying to understand the world, one emotion at a time.

7 thoughts on “Here is a decision.

  1. This sounds interestingly different!
    Thankyou for the Manor Field blogs – non-urgent tho as have known people with these problems, which illnesses I plan to avoid.

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  2. When you say you want more engagement, do you mean on your blog or in daily life? If on your blog, I might be able to help as I’ve been blogging for about 15 years now and have a lot of experience of it.

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