Dear Diary

When I was writing my memoir, Chasing Ghosts, I used some of my childhood and early adulthood diaries. I was about to recycle them when I heard an interview with Dr Irving Finkel on Saturday Live about The Great Diary Project. The brainchild of Dr Finkel and Dr Polly North, the Great Diary Project was … Continue reading Dear Diary

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New ovarian cancer drug: caution please!

I'm not so sure how wise it is to report the results of a Phase 1 clinical trial as a 'breakthrough' as in "Researchers have hailed the biggest breakthrough in advanced ovarian cancer for a decade after a new treatment was found to dramatically shrink tumours." (Independent 3 June,2017). Really? A Phase 1 trial of … Continue reading New ovarian cancer drug: caution please!

Loving

When Rosa Parks sat down in the ‘white’ part of an Alabaman bus in 1955 she laid the groundwork for the civil rights movement in the US. Just three years later, Richard and Mildred Loving flouted the ban on interracial marriages in Virginia where they lived, marrying in Washington DC where such marriages were legal. … Continue reading Loving