The Lure of Time

Have you ever thought about how you navigate through Time? Because we do. Unlike a map however, which has references to the concrete and physical – those hills, that river – and which articulate means to get from one place to another – roads or railway lines, for example – Time has no such attributes,… Read More The Lure of Time

New book out in January!

I am delighted to announce that I have a new book coming out in January. Neither fiction nor poetry, “Shrapnel from a Writing Life” isn’t easily categorised. Here’s an excerpt from the blurb: “Shrapnel from a Writing Life” is not a conventional book. It is neither fiction nor poetry, though it contains elements of both;… Read More New book out in January!

It will soon be 1984…

Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. George Orwell, from “1984” Airbrushing history does not make the future any… Read More It will soon be 1984…

Brave new world?

Thirteen months ago I stepped off the edge of a cliff. In my post “The Daunting Prospect of Reinvention” I described how I was about to leave my most recent job – well paid, professional work – and embark on what had been loosely termed ‘the glide path to retirement’. It was, I told myself… Read More Brave new world?

Are we there yet?

If you’re a parent and a driver, the chances are the title of this post will resonate. Remember those long journeys – and probably not-so-long ones – when the chant from the kids in the back at some stage invariably migrated to “Are we there yet?”… Journeys of this nature – from A to B,… Read More Are we there yet?

The Binding of the Sea

The Binding of the Sea would the tide never stop coming in inching ever higher as the months passed there were only two roads out each burdened with over-familiarity all novelty quagmire-sunk as if the peninsula had capitulated and the sea invaded the land going further afield they sought pubs in out-of-the-way locations explorers for… Read More The Binding of the Sea