I liked this massacre (mine)

At what point did he (General Custer) realise that he had played one gig too many? Those Rock 'n Roll days were about to be over. Originally from West Yorkshire, I was brought up on a regular diet of Cowboys and Indians. Cowboys were the goodies and Indians were the not-so goodies. In later life... Continue Reading →

My Almost Wellbeing Recommendation

Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Life by Gary John Bishop As you might have gleaned from the irreverent title, Unfu*k Yourself is not your typical self-help book. Written with equal parts wit and candor, it implores the reader to think about the life they truly want to live. The book then demonstrates... Continue Reading →

In the Attic

At the top of our house sits the attic. It is a part of our home in the same way that deeply forgotten thoughts are a part of our lives. It houses (it warehouses) those things that are no longer relevant to our current lives: old records, VHS videos, children's Christmas presents (old ones), books,... Continue Reading →

The Moon and Masturbation

EXTRA, EXTRA, READ ALL ABOUT IT! Luna gives the adjective lunaticus. This appears in the Vulgate (405) of the Dalmatian Christian writer Saint Jerome (Eusebius Hieronymus, 348–420) as an epithet for “a moon-struck” person, whence “crazed, insane, lunatic.” It was used of epilepsy, from the notion that the seizures were precipitated by moonlight. The paroxysmal... Continue Reading →

King On God

In the words of Stephen King: "I've always believed in God. I also think that's the sort of thing that either comes as part of the equipment, the capacity to believe, or at some point in your life, when you're in a position where you actually need help from a power greater than yourself, you... Continue Reading →

The Summer Of 76…

FOR ENGLAND AND MY MEMORIES, THAT WAS THE HOTTEST SUMMER THAT I CAN REMEMBER. IT REMAINS TALL AS STANDPIPES GUSHING FOUNTAINS OF MEMORIES INTO BUCKETS AND BOWLS. The whole of the street would meet every morning and evening to quench their needs. The clear stuff was rationed to an hour during each of these times,... Continue Reading →

Read After Burnout Review from Goodreads.

    I was extremely pleased to read this:   An Educator Burns Out, Loses The Pieces Of His Sanity, Finds Those Pieces And Uses Them To Recontruct A New Self. With great humor and raw honesty the author takes us through his disillusionment, his depression and aniexty. His journey through medications and discovery of... Continue Reading →

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