'When my partner, Lena, was diagnosed with Alzheimers, we'd never have guessed we were about to become characters in our own adventure story ...'
That's the story that Alain is writing these days, at www.ctrlalzshift.org. Like all adventures, there are challenges, obstacles, triumphs, disasters, and a sheer determination to see the journey through to the end - wherever the path may go.
Adventure is nothing new for Alain. In the mid-1970s, he was in Beirut in the early years of civil war. His novel, 'The Lebanese Troubles', is the gripping, sometimes comic, but ultimately tragic story of expatriates involved in a conflict that wasn't theirs. Today it's a reminder that our failure to learn from history only makes us repeat our mistakes.
Then there are adventures of the mind, like Alain's short stories. 'Waiting For Orders' and 'Pilate's Bag' are 30-minute flights of wild fantasy. Take the journey with him, but beware: hang on tight to your beliefs or you may lose them on the way.