About Me

I blog inconsistently. Sometimes I seem to have lots to say; at other times I stay silent.

I like to take photographs.

I like to think.

I like to see things from multiple perspectives.

I love to travel.

I ask a lot of questions.

I read comments on news items and blog posts, even though others tell me it’s a sure way to bewilderment and frustration; to coming face to face with the ignorance that abounds around us.

I am a mother and a grandmother.

I was an academic for many years until I wasn’t. And then I found my way back to academia and so am an academic again, but in a completely different field and I’m still feeling my way.

It’s surprising how life turns out.

Life turns.  Corners, forks in the road, deviations, paths probably best not trodden but I blithely went forward.  No sense of planning for the future.  Where will you be in five years, Sharon?

No idea.

But I’m here now and feeling the need to make the most of it.


In late December 2017, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was a diagnosis that came out of the blue and one I wasn’t at all prepared for. I’m still processing what it means for me. I’m still unsure whether it’s a big deal or a blip on the road – a deviation – that will be just another story in a few years’ time.

Time will tell.

Photo by Tim Moss



13 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Dear Sharon, first congratulations from Germany on this value-creating website. I came across one of your free available Photos on Unsplash. I was just searching for a nice image of innovation that would reflect what I wanted to portray on my LinkedIn profile.

    Once I saw your pic, it just struck a cord on me! I made a composition with it and used it for my LinkedIn Profile banner. You can check it here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-johann-bronstein-60062712/

    I hope that it is fine with you. If you have any inconvenience please just let me know and I will modify it.

    All the best in your continuing work and all future endeavors!

    Best wishes from Lüneburg, Germany,
    Johann Bronstein

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  2. Hi Sharon,
    I am keen to use one of your photos for a large scale print. (water lightbulb) If you find the time, can you get in touch? (Netherlands) It would be really cool to see this image in real high resolution!


    Joost van Leeuwen


  3. Hello sharon
    Thank you for your free photo. I take it from Unplash. I’m from Barcelona (Spain) and I take your picture as a logo for my new company (Coaching) If you need to pay you something for that tell me please.. If you want to see what I do you can put on my facebook or in my instagram @withoutfilters.coaching.
    I have felt for a long time identified with “No sense of planning for the future. Where will you be in five years, Sharon? No idea. But I’m here now and feeling the need to make the most of it.
    I’m musing. And it’s cold.”
    My private account in Instagram is @patty_withoutfilters. Maybe you’ll understand why (accidents, cancers… a lot of big and bad lucky)
    Thanks again for your Foto

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  4. Great to find you creating. I love that you think with images as well as words. I expect to see your your life continuing to unfold through your unique art of relationships.


  5. I started looking for your email address and stumbled onto your web page – as you can tell I am not blog savvy. However I have spent nearly an hour trawling through your blogs and enjoying them so much. I have now, hopefully, a tag so that I can keep up with your writings which is equal to anything I have read by some of the most famous writers. I hope one of the awards that Dabz talked about comes your way.

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  6. I too am fifty; but I am proud of it! people tell me I don’t look 50 but I don’t really know what 50 looks like so I have no answer. I am proud because I have grown to be 50; I have taken things in my stride and got through each twist and turn and arrived at the end of this particular path to achieve 2 things turn 50 and become a teacher…. maybe that is why I don’t mind being 50 I bacame both things almost simultaneously.


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