I created this news feed in 2017 for my work and personal news. Because it had become quite depressing to see the extent to which visitors to my various sites seemed more interested in my personal news than my work, research or interests, I took a break from work for 2015/16 to do an M.A. and to reflect on where this left my life and my career.
My late mum was the tragic casualty of hacking and harassment for the ten years prior to her death in 2009. For the avoidance of doubt, where all this leaves things is at an end. I really don’t know what I was thinking when I confided in people about the rape and assaults which are a part of my past at a time when my mother was terminally ill. All I can say is that I genuinely thought people would care about my family during such an awful time.
I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to the victim counsellor who rescued me from distress which had become completely disabling by 2016, and gave it a name.