The For Fucks Sake Furrow (FFSF)

From across the road she saw it today. The FFSF The ‘nearly beat’ line of frustration bored between my eyebrows when its been “one of those mornings”.   The number 11 lines, the ‘for fucks sake furrow’, “that big knife cut in the middle of your head” (thanks for the line nephew.) I started to grin as…

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See Me Roar, Watch me Crumble

The Ice Maiden – that was my nickname in years gone by, given to me by ambulance staff attending the Emergency department  (ED) I worked in near Liverpool (UK.)  I was clearly a dichotomy; as to most (not all) of the junior staff I was “one of the nice ones”. The Ice maiden (also wolf…

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Momstipation

  Momstipation: noun: ‘A frustrating and often painful stalling of career options following the birth of children’ Symptoms include: Financial hardship, loss of confidence, deskilling, questioning of self worth. Career stagnation, underutilisation of experienced and skilled work force. Loss of an estimated $25billion in GDP. (The Gratton Institute 2014) Causes include: Difficulty in translation of…

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