About me



I was born in the English East Midlands in 1952, and studied English and AmericanStudies at Nottingham University.

I have had a number of jobs, but what seems to be the thread that pulls them together is teaching. I loved teaching, whether it was in a college, a theatre or a radio station. Everyone has a story to tell and deserves to be heard..

“Life on the Edge of a Soup Plate” contains my mumblings and musings about anything that catches my fancy. Generally, I avoid politics and international affairs, because, although I have strong views on these things, I have no desire to attract insults and weirdos on the internet.


I was born in Leicester, England, in 1952.  I read English and American Studies at Nottingham University. I have worked as a teacher of English and Drama, as a lecturer in Theatre Arts, a director, a Counsellor, a radio presenter, a videographer, and a writer and poet.

I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1992, and was registered blind eight years later.

I have had one volume of poems published, a book about classical music and a book about blindness and zen buddhism. At the moment I am writing an autobiography.

I am married, and we live in Yorkshire with our dog and two cats.

I intend to publish a new post every other day, but this might not be possible. However, I’ll try! The subject matter will be stuff that interests and excites me, which could be anything, though I guess M S and blindness will always be there, as will the natural world, music and books. And my dog, Ruby.

The bigger I build my bonfire, the more darkness will be revealed!

3 Responses to About me

  1. msinthecity says:

    You are a very inspirational man Steve.. Someone very interesting.. Keep up the great work.

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  2. Rachel says:

    Bless you Mr Hobson…your stories are inspirational….Great writer….

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Hi Steven, I love your heart for teaching. What do you love most about teaching? What does teaching mean to you?

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