What Mel Did
What Mel Did - Bronson, A smile to slay the masses

A Smile to Slay the Masses

Bronson and I would have been married 21 years tomorrow. It would also have been his 61st birthday. Six months ago, I started scribbling a personal memory for a magazine on “How We Met.” That scribble turned...

A Hard Habit To Break

I read somewhere that a good habit is as hard to break as a bad one. My morning habit is to rise about 4.30 am and faff for about 15 minutes before eventually leaving the house for a 2-hour walk. It helps I am a...

What Mel Did - Morgan meditation

Busy Doing Nothing

My version of doing nothing is sitting down to read a book, perhaps whilst having a cup of peppermint or chai tea. I’ll then probably discard the book after some minutes to write down a few things I want to remember to...

My teenage daughter wrote about leaving her home

A writing prompt on the internet this week (‘Leaving Home’) reminded me of a piece my then teenage daughter Morgan wrote in 2013. She would have been aged around 17, and her father passed away for three...

What Mel Did - mindfulness

The Nature of Forgiveness

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. ~ Lewis B. Smedes A business con man I knew about seven years’ ago may have died. I haven’t enquired into the truth of it because...