Category Archives: Life

Root And Branch

Yesterday was good. I drove my son and I up to spend some time with my mum just ahead of my boy heading for Manchester to begin his Master’s degree. It’s become harder in recent years to get us all … Continue reading

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Such A Strange Vibration

This must be said in hushed tones: I’m slowly getting back to normal after my recent flare-up. No don’t say it any louder lest the gods of cuntery hear you and decide I need to continue to feel like a … Continue reading

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Mother Nature’s Son

So good to have felt well enough for a little drive today. I ended up in Wellington for coffee, conversation and connection with my dear friend Rob. Oddly enough we worked out that it was exactly twenty-six years ago today … Continue reading

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So I Turn Myself To Face Me

The Diana anniversary stuff interests me in an entirely personal as well as a wider cultural sense as it reminds me that twenty years ago I was in the cusp of a huge emotional and mental breakdown which was to … Continue reading

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The People’s Princess?

The BBC isn’t what it used to be. Its news service is now so infested with cronies of the Conservative Party that those who rely on the public service broadcaster for impartial facts concerning the daily failures of our current … Continue reading

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Red In Tooth And Claw

Are human beings inherently violent? Is there something tucked away in our survival of the fittest land-grab mentality that loathes talk and compromise and longs to spout bile and cause harm to others in the name of our cause? I … Continue reading

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Silence And The City

The silence of the city at night is never absolute but it drapes over buildings and sidewalks like an idyllic resolution to the day. In the darkness shadows take new shapes, morphing into playmates for the still rebellious mind of … Continue reading

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