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This new blog has a purpose, several purposes, actually. The initial purpose is to connect with people and to encourage them (you) to become interested in my new book. If you have MS (multiple sclerosis), or you know someone living with this chronic illness, you may be interested in how I’m getting on with my life, since this illness came into my life.

I’ve written a memoir about this, and hope to share my words with other people, connect with other people, and form a caring network of people who know, or want to know what living with MS can be like. It’s a strange disease. There is currently no cure, and there is no definite explanation for what causes the disease.

I was diagnosed with MS in February 2010, and I’m working to understand how I can still live a good life, even with this disease …

91 thoughts on “About

  1. carolyncordon Post author

    I haven’t heard anything since before Christmas, John, so I have no idea how it’s going… I’ve sent a few images for consideration for the cover, and that’s it. I’ve just realised I’ve forgotten to contact the Tea Tree Gully Library re a launch there, so I’d better follow up on that tomorrow. They have a long waiting list …

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    1. carolyncordon Post author

      It’s good to have someone who can do the carrying of boxes, and as Adelaide Plains Poets have adopted the Gawler Poets at the Pub monthly gig, and Alex is the treasurer for the
      Adelaide Plains Poets, it makes sense to have him involved. It’s also good for Alex to be involved in these things, to get better known by other poets, and so on.

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  2. johnlmalone

    it’s a good team, Carolyn. I bet Martin is proud of you and a little relieved that you are carrying on his good work🙂

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    1. carolyncordon Post author

      Yes, I think you’re right there John. I see Martin every now and then around Gawler, and it’s always good to have a chat with him. Martin has gone on to things more to do with music, but he still gets his poetry ‘out there’ at various things.

      Are you going to be able to get to Gawler this month John? I’m looking forward to having Avalanche run a workshop in the morning, and in the afternoon he’s our guest poet. I’m hoping to introduce some really exciting poetry ideas to the people who are doing my weekly poetry workshops at the Poetic Justice Cafe Gallery. We won’t have our usual workshop there on the last Sunday, but we’ll go to the Prince Albert Hotel instead.

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  3. johnlmalone

    I won’t be able to make it this Sunday, Carolyn as Caty and I are heading in the opposite direction, Carrikalinga where we intend spending a few days .Still working out details regarding a launch🙂 btw how did your workshop go on the quantum theory of poetry?

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    1. carolyncordon Post author

      I haven’t done such a thing John, if you’re referring to the workshop with Avalanche, that happens on Sunday morning, so it hasn’t happened yet … If this is something else then I’ve forgotten all about it, not an unusual thing for me unfortunately.

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    1. carolyncordon Post author

      Great news John. If June suits you, then you will be our guest poet for the month of June. We will need you to be at the the Prince Albert Hotel in Gawler by 11.30am for the Poetry workshop you will present, and then at 2.00pm for the Guest Poet slot at the Gawler Poets at the Pub Poetry reading.

      Please get back to me if this month for you. If it does, then tell me, and Alex and I will lock it in. There is payment for both roles, and of course you can sell your new book, and any others you have available.

      Regards.

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  4. johnlmalone

    thanks Carolyn, I didn’t sell many books but I sold a few and that helps to get my poems out there. and there’s June 12 at Goolwa and after that ….?

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  5. johnlmalone

    Hi Carolyn. I did sell a few more books but it’s still less than the thirty Blake sold in his lifetime. Make me jealous. How many did you sell of your book?🙂

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    1. carolyncordon Post author

      Which book, John? I have a few now. My poetry collection with Ginninderra isn’t published yet. The Ginninderra collection will be title ‘Tense and Still’ and has a cute but appropriate photo on the cover. I’m hoping it’s printed well in advance of the planned launch in October at the TTG Library. My best selling book seems to be the funny one I wrote ages ago, that has pictures in it, done by a friend of mine. It’s self-published, so I can easily run off more copies when they run out, if I want to (if I can afford to!).

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  6. johnlmalone

    I mean your poetry collection with Ginnindera. I can’t wait to get a copy. The self published books — like my ‘Big Blue Mouth’ —- as long as they are illustrated tend to do pretty well in the short term🙂

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    1. carolyncordon Post author

      My book with the illustrations is do well, long into the long term, John. It’s so popular I’ve done another book in the series (launched during the Gawler Festival of Words), and I’m seriously planning the third in the series, to be launched next year.

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