The Diary of a Male Boomer

This is the diary of a male Boomer. A man who walks the tightrope between the demands of his Mother, wife and kids when all he wants is more ‘me time’. Post Crash, Post Covid, Post Libido, Past Caring. Ecce homo. Ecce Boomer. Ecce Man in the Middle.

Based on the real life experience of the author who won the Sandstone Short Fiction Prize in April 2020, Man in the Middle is published by  Age Space and The Chiswick Calendar.

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Does Mother really like roast parsnip soup?

Mother is slowly sipping roast parsnip soup under the watchful eye of her carer. She eats her lunch purposefully, bowing her head down as she brings the spoon up to her lips. Her right-hand trembles but this time the soup doesn’t slop over the side of the spoon. ‘We’re going make you big and strongContinue reading “Does Mother really like roast parsnip soup?”

My Godfather coined the phrase ‘Mid-Life Crisis’

My Godfather, Elliott Jacques, was a psychoanalyst who coined the phrase ‘mid-life crisis’. The Economist obit labelled him a ‘guru’. I wish he was alive today because I am sure he would have been willing to listen to my laments about my mid-life crisis unlike my family. Who knows, he might even have found meContinue reading “My Godfather coined the phrase ‘Mid-Life Crisis’”

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