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...

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