Category Archives: Art

Ulysses Deriding Polyphemus

I dreamt I was dreaming and couldn’t wake up. Then I woke up. The unconscious is a dick. It feels as though I put on the wrong legs this morning, uncooperative legs with somebody else’s fatigue in them. After all, … Continue reading

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Rhythm-A-Ning

Bebop. It’s a word. If you were a hepcat you’d know it’s a word without me having to tell you. You’d also have a terrible gasoline habit, be a tremendous fire risk and plagiarise early Comic Strip dialogue. I’ve spent … Continue reading

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Twit Twit Twit Twit Twit Twit Twit

The sound of a hundred or so people chattering in twos and threes or larger groups is the sound of hedge sparrows with hobnail boots on. But at least there are still places where people congregate to talk to one … Continue reading

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World Mental Health Day

Isn’t it amazing that just a single day a year solves the entire world’s mental health problems? Sorry, I’m being facetious. I do believe in raising awareness and I do believe we need to remove the stigma of mental health … Continue reading

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It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World?

Men of my generation may understand what I mean when I say part of the problem between my father and me was the fact that his idea of what constitutes masculinity was rather different to my own. Consequently I spent … Continue reading

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Of Nice And Me

My right forearm feels sore, as though an inked needle had repetitively been thrust under the skin in order to leave a permanent design etched upon it. Wait a moment. Well bless my tiny dancer’s shoes and call them loaves … Continue reading

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Do The Barthes, Man

Observation: the UK and the USA are currently governed by figures who clearly don’t give a flying fuck about the lives of the citizens they are meant to represent yet the majority of those citizens seem content to lie back … Continue reading

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