Feet of Clay…

The mighty Acropolis provided the firmest of foundations for Athenian people-power “Democracy,” as Winston Churchill famously observed, “is the worst form of government except for all those other forms that have been tried.” And if any city can lay claim to being the cradle of this ‘least imperfect’ method of ordering society, then it is... Continue Reading →

Loose-Ends…

There is so much out there on writer's block, so much good advice. But I'm unsure. Being a person who does not really follow plans makes writing an organic affair. My modus operendi is to get an idea, run with it, write until I drop, ride into the writer's wall, evaluate the substance of my... Continue Reading →

AWOL Waiting…

AWOL, The Story of Adam, is a novel for young adults that grips right from the start and never lets go. It is a white-knuckle ride into a dystopian world that is only just beyond ours.  In a world where war, terrorism and world-wide tidal waves have reshaped existence, change is coming in a most... Continue Reading →

Showering The Unwashed…

Growing up in the chill of the neo-arctic of the sixties and the flared years of the seventies exposed me to much more than frostbite. Infant schools and junior schools became oceans of optimism for those who were done with world wars, post-war rationing and elitist governments. By the end of the sixties even the... Continue Reading →

Back To The Past Perfect…

Back when the world was still young and very, very big, somebody thought it wise to employ inspirational quotes as a way of lifting the general mood out of abject depression.  Life, you see, sucks.  But so does a vacuum cleaner. “Don’t wait until you feel better to live your life, get your coat on... Continue Reading →

The New People…

He looked over the new people of the earth. He knew he did not belong to them; he knew that, like the monsters from Mars, he was anathema and a thing to be swept away. And, even though inconceivable, he realised what had taken place. In a short time, it had all changed. A coughing... Continue Reading →

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