My daughter is currently in a production of Spamalot the Musical. A wonderful performance that had me laughing out loud at the silliness of Monty Python. I still have “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” stuck in my head.

I really needed that show. It has been difficult…

A year or so ago, I declared myself a Writer. Feeling like a natural, I was following Steven King’s advice of writing alone without distraction and producing 2,000 words per day.

As Covid restrictions started to lift, I quickly learned that my discipline was one part passion, and the other…

Yesterday, before heading to the golf club I had written a blog on how well Parkinson’s and Golf go together. I almost hit “publish” but decided I would do one more edit when I got home. It’s a good thing I waited.

Parkinson’s has thankfully taken away some of my…

I woke up on this 25th Indigenous Peoples Day grateful to be on the traditional lands of the Tsawwassen Nation — The land near the sea.

I am also encouraged by the recent increase in news coverage of the need for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. It is sad and…

While I generally use this blog to tell stories of my experience with Parkinson’s, I had a chance meeting with an elderly woman recently. While it was a sad experience, it also provided me some appreciation that I want to share.

Also, I have started a second blog site. Check…

John Matterson

I am a writer that happens to have Parkinson’s. I write about my experiences with a balance of humour, optimism and honesty.

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