Category Archives: Family

Cave Of Shadows

Eight days on from the news of my father’s death I find myself in uncharted waters. As I grapple with the need to forgive a ghost and lay some of my own ghosts to rest I am barely held together … Continue reading

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I’ve Loved, I’ve Laughed, And Cried

If the past is another country how come EasyJet don’t fly people there? As a person who builds the present on a bedrock of nostalgia which is then terraformed by concerns about the future, I have this time travel thing … 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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Reflections

Unsurprisingly I’ve spent much of the past day or so considering the impact of the news of the death of my father. While my thoughts have been varied and wide-ranging, encompassing good, bad and indifferent memories, my emotions have been … Continue reading

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The Passing Of Time

Here’s another axiom after the err/forgive idiom of my last blog post – procrastination is the thief of time. Just as I had reconciled myself to making peace with somebody who never took responsibility for their part in our estrangement … Continue reading

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Super Sunday

And on the seventh day… …I’m but mortal so have not rested. I’ve been up since the splintering crack of, oh I don’t know, let’s say ten o’clock, and have already had three house guests with another due later. The … Continue reading

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A Real (Fake) Nephew Of My Uncle Sam

Gazing back at this past week through the sun-smeared spectacles of bank holiday larking around I feel rather fondly about it. It is true that as I write this the muscles in the entirety of my torso are screaming at … Continue reading

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