• GregP
    My mother, Pat Parker (nee Platford) very late in life, decided to try and write her memoirs. Her health unfortunately deteriorated before she got very far with it. What follows is what she managed to get down on paper before leaving all the joy and pain behind.The title comes from
  • GregP
    This is from “Clinical Infectious Diseases, Volume 31, Issue 6, December 2000“A catastrophic epidemic that would severely tax society’s ability to care for the sick and dying and to contain disease is the scenario of greatest concern to medical, public health, and political leaders charged with developing a response to
  • GregP
    Junkee has compiled a list of fake news about the virus. I single this one out because of its racial overtones. Read the full story hereA number of posts are circulating on Facebook telling a similar story of busloads of people raiding small towns for groceries. The story claims that
  • GregP
    old George Two Georges and a William This story starts with the Bengal Merchant sailing on the high seas, September 27, 1834. My Great-Great Grandfather George Parker, named after King George IV, booked a berth for the price of some cloth. As a bonus he was granted a 7-year working
  • GregP
    Researching the Kennedy case has it’s moments. Especially when perusing old newspapers; in this instance the Lodi News-Sentinel of March 20, 1941. You have to feel for William Rehmer. The poor guy tuned pianos. For a living. Insanity must surely come soon after embarking on such a career.  I am extremely
  • GregP
    Campbelltown is only 35 kms from the heart of Sydney as the crow flies – yet growing up there in my formative years during the late ’60s through most of the 1970s, it may as well have been a world away. It was for instance, a timed and expensive STD