On the Wings of the Wind

Riding on my motorbike was for many years my best experience. When I lived in Pietermaritzburg, although I only had a 50cc motorbike, I spent much time with my friends riding through the bush paths pretending we were on big off-road scramblers. I cannot begin to count the number of times I fell off my […]

Hold on!!

My dear old friend, You that never betray me, you that never lose a word of what I say and remember everything always, 
you that remind me the things I have to do and where I have to go,
 you that during the night listen to my fears and make yours my thoughts You, that […]

My Place of Dreams

During my troubled adolescence in South Africa, full of family arguments, uncertainties about the future and also the beginning of my illness, I often felt the desire to spend some time alone, far from everyone, to recharge my flat batteries. I got on my motorbike and at full speed like an arrow went here and […]

An Unforgettable Ride

At times I feel so tired mentally and physically that it’s as if I have been emptied out from the inside, my arms and legs feel like jelly and of no use. When I wake up in this situation I am in a very bad mood because I don’t know how to cope with the […]

Where is the ball?

There are people who always lose their car keys and glasses, but then find them again after much frustration. I have never lost my glasses, simply because I have never had any as they haven’t invented any that can help blind people. When I still had some sight I never lost my car keys, because […]

Pizza with Mozzarella and Tomato

I like going every now and then to a pizza restaurant, but all the things I like doing require much organization as a result of Parkinson’s. When I wish to go out with my friends to eat a good pizza I have to send someone before to the restaurant to make sure that my wheelchair […]

A Homemade Automatic Toothbrush

The thing about Parkinson’s disease that mostly puts me down is the uncontrollable shaking of my head, neck and shoulders, which upsets me physically but mostly mentally. When the shaking is at its highest level on the “Richter Scale” even the simplest daily activities become difficult and complicated. So I constantly have to invent new […]

Be satisfied and live better!

Experience taught me how to get along, resolve problems that my illness brings with it, extreme tiredness, aches, pains and stiffness throughout my body. To minimize this from happening too often I have found a method to come to terms with Parkinson’s and its pit falls, without having side effects. First thing I have to […]

Sweet, Salty, Sour, Bitter

One of the many side-effects and problems that my illness causes, is the gradual loss of the sense of taste. Now as far as I am concerned, this ability still works very well. Anyhow sometimes my sense of taste does not give a true indication. It is sometimes too weak and other times exaggerated. For […]

Real Art Cannot Be Sold

Many years ago, when my hands did not shake as much as they do now, one of my favorite hobbies was to make small wicker baskets and I used to sell them for special occasions like Christmas, Easter or other happenings. It was very difficult for me to make these baskets not only because I […]