A Call to Words

A Call to Words

My dear reader. This time out, that particular sobriquet, one that I have thoughtfully applied to you, the thoughtful, perspicacious and dare I say discerning human-shaped human who has deigned to spend a few of your precious temporal increments perusing my literary...
Alone in the Universe

Alone in the Universe

Ladies and gentlehumans, it’s time once again for a stream of consciousness – a magical mystery tour guided only by the whims of my own mental meanderings and unfettered by the tyranny of grammar guardians or belletristic babysitters. This time out, the...
Pause and Take Thy Breath

Pause and Take Thy Breath

I turn my back to the wind, To catch my breath, Before I start off again, Driven on, Without a moment to spend, To pass an evening, With a drink and a friend… – “Time Stand Still” by Rush Dear reader, this past weekend I decided to take a short...
More Fool Me

More Fool Me

*”I am sick to death of cleverness. Everybody is clever nowadays. You can’t go anywhere without meeting clever people. The thing has become an absolute public nuisance. I wish to goodness we had a few fools left.”* So said John ‘Jack’...
A Headlong Flight

A Headlong Flight

My dear and long suffering reader, if the following words seem to you to be senseless wanderings from a tragically disordered mind I must beg your indulgence and forgiveness. I have experienced a pair of catastrophes, one mental and one physical, both of which have...
The Long Way Home

The Long Way Home

My dear and long suffering reader, home is a powerful concept is it not? Whether it’s the place you were born, or a new place at which you’ve arrived, the feeling of “home” can be deeply moving. Many human-flavoured humans take tremendous pride...
A Tide in the Affairs of Men

A Tide in the Affairs of Men

My dear and long suffering reader, at some point in your wanderings around the sun, you’ve no doubt heard some variation of these words: “Where were you when JFK was assassinated?” Shortly after noon on November 22, 1963, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was...
Preparing to Prepare

Preparing to Prepare

If you would be so groovy my dearest carbon-based compadres, turn on your mental cinescope and imagine the following scene: In the Mel Brooks sci-fi spoof Spaceballs, Dark Helmet (the villain) commands one of his men to drive away in a ground vehicle. The henchmen...
The True North, Flawed and Free

The True North, Flawed and Free

My dear and long suffering reader, July 1 is a special day for many people around the world. In Singapore for example today is Armed Forces Day. Pakistan marks this day as Children’s Day. The country of Burundi celebrates its independence on July 1. In Australia...

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