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- A scholar, a poet, a ranter, an observer, a back street philosopher and a lantern of hope.
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Through my adventures on the Iberian Peninsula and the shedding of my former addict, I have come to appreciate the deep bond we all share with the natural world around us. As the last few years have gathered pace I have felt less inclined to be a cog… Read full post »
What more do I need?
As I sat in my apartment on my designer couch, one wall dedicated to scholarly books and a fine collection of trash DVDs and pulp comics, the huge TV sat in the centre of the bay window obscuring the view of trees across the road, directly… Read full post »
In a dream you visited me wearing the face of one I once adored. We walked hand in hand through a rough shod wilderness, amongst lush green trees and verdant hills where a winding pathway meandered like the moments of wonder we so often shared.
Our conversation was lively and… Read full post »
Utopia was calling. In my mind I saw the sharp lines and soft edges so clearly, the clean and quiet streets and verdant parks. My family came to greet me, loved ones surrounded and comforted me, complementing my growth as a human being, celebrating my return from adventures afar.
I want to dispense with the metaphors and pretty wordings for a change and instead pay homage to a man who has inspired me to think on the highest possible level, to see the world through eyes that only bear witness to the truth. Think of it as a departure from… Read full post »
I lay my head upon my pillow to still the noise and commotion that swept the halls of my mind. It had been a restless few weeks in new surroundings, emergent from a world controlled by addiction to the fresh new fields of opportunity and growth.
I was… Read full post »
I am thrust back and to the side as we collide. I take the full force on my shoulder and ribs, smiling as we both recoil from the blow. I do not turn to see the anger on his face, not out of cowardice but of humility.
If… Read full post »
April was a key month, I keep going back there in my mind, turning over the pages to view the beautiful images and taste the optimism we shared.
It was brisk that Saturday afternoon and we huddled on a bench at the edge of Boxhagener Platz while the… Read full post »
It was early April when Berlin beckoned the first time. A first month of six spent in the once half hidden city was a portal to greater adventures in the wilds of Eastern Europe. A time to plan, to discover and as a benefit of which return more complete.
It was… Read full post »
My friend Joe was one of those “hard to pigeonhole” type of characters. He seemed to manage being all things to all people with absolute ease. The tough crowd loved him because he was equal to if not tougher than most of them and he could mix it with… Read full post »
I see stars.
Three eyes burn brightly, hanging upon the ink black canvas making a skewed triangle. I wonder what their names are and why they are the only stars I can see. I observe them, pinned to the spot by the weight of understanding. These three colossal suns that exist mi… Read full post »
The seasonal hypocrisy is almost at an end and soon we'll return to our day jobs or pass times as if nothing ever happened. The normality of our everyday lives comes back to remind us that we're still bound by the strictures of earning and yearning.
It reminds me of a scene… Read full post »
Through every storm and every hurricane her oceans never
Upon reflection though she cannot say how it's altered her
It never rains
It pours on her
As the stains wash away
She will keep on keeping on until there's nothing left for her
Lying to her would be suicide after all she's had to… Read full post »
I heard that John Lennon song more times than I care to remember. Never was there a more depressing sounding attempt at a festive celebration than Lennon's ode to Christmas joy.
Perhaps I heard a reflection in his words of my own state of mind and heart, a time when I… Read full post »
"Your disciples are riddled with metaphors...",
Rivals, Pearl Jam.
As a male of the species I’ve always made the purchase of shoes as short an event as possible. I see something I like the look of, perhaps (rarely) try one on, then throw the cash over the counter and exit explosively… Read full post »
"when I walk beside her I am the better man, when I look to leave her I always stagger back again" - Eddie Vedder, Big Hard Sun
Aphrodite is the goddess of love and it would be my luck that a woman is in charge of such things. Forgive my… Read full post »
I’m an out-of -towner in London, a moonlighter to a
certain extent. I was attracted to live there - like
many - by the bright lights and the glam and gloss associated
with the high life. It is fast paced and exciting to an
outsider, colourful, bawdy and brash.
Actually th… Read full post »
“I have of late, wherefore I know not, lost all of my
mirth.” - Hamlet
From outer space our Earth looks at peace with itself, a gently spinning blue and green orb hanging gracefully in the void, like a petalless flower basking in the light of the sun.
I sometimes envy the moon… Read full post »
We reached the halfway house in excellent time and were both glad of the rest. Carrying the extra weight/…