Author Archives: rpsimson1936

About rpsimson1936

Retired geography and outdoor education teacher who loves orienteering and writes novels.

Sustaining my Mind

SUSTAINING THE MIND Since my Prostate Cancer has gone to my bones and my energy and concentration levels have become limited, I have to be selective in what mental matters I can deal with.Hence Emails and requests for support from … Continue reading

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New perspectives on evolution

An article by Piero Pasolini, physicist and christian preacher, was kindly given to me by a friend, Jonas Bernotas, and it proved not only interesting but challenging for my atheist position of entirely shunning God and those religious perspective I … Continue reading

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Riding to Obscurity

Riding to obscurity I have a painting on my bedroom wall called Going for the Afternoon Swim. It depicts a young adolescent girl riding her bike up a hill in an outback desolate landscape — the desired swimming hole and … Continue reading

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Hubris – the struggling writer’s addition

Hubris describes a personality quality of extreme or foolish pride or dangerous overconfidence, often in combination with (or synonymous with) arrogance. Maybe I do have the foolish pride and arrogance to think I am a very capable author and deserve … Continue reading

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When we were young

When we were young Life can be full of interesting prospects when you are young, and you never come to consider that one day you might  become ill and die. But even when you know your cancer is a death … Continue reading

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Health is complicated

Health is complicated Health is complicated for many of us humans. There are bacteria, viruses, cancers, allergies etc. ready to affect the smooth functioning of our bodies and brains. Dorothy, my wife, has serious dementia and knows so little of … Continue reading

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Two Worlds

  I was meditating. There are two worlds, I thought. One the physical world of interacting matter driven by energy – the world of the big bang the astronomers talk about and all that followed. But the other world, the … Continue reading

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