Published in


The Past is a Foreign Country

Times change, and so do people

Monochrome shot of a dandelion in seed against a blurred background. Many of the seeds have blown away.

On hearing a noise from the vicinity of the kitchen, Barbara stopped chewing her sandwich and muted the television. After a brief silence there came the cry, Only me!

On recognizing the voice as belonging to her daughter Jane, Barbara resumed mastication and restored voices to the assortment of women who were chattering on the screen…



We curate and disseminate outstanding articles from diverse domains and disciplines to create fusion and synergy.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Joseph Yossarian

Freelance writer and blogger from the north-east coast of England, specialising in true crime, childhood memories and whatever takes my fancy.