Blackbirds Teasing A Cat

They hop and skip across the lawn whilst the cat watches on. There is something that tells them that she will not strike. The cat, also black, just watches the display, just out of reach. These days everything is out of reach; an uncaring car saw to that. I let her out this morning so... Continue Reading →

Braver Again…

I was looking through the news this morning and found yet another story about a famous person who has suffered from mental issues. The guy was a sportsman, a top-class goalkeeper, who nose-dived into that pit of despair and anxiety that seems to be affecting more and more of the 'normal' population. Because of his... Continue Reading →

Wounds of Gold

Gold Marks The Spot When the Japanese mend something that is broken, they aggrandise the damage by filling it with gold. Their belief is that something that has survived such a trauma, and has history, ought to be celebrated and prized. In the west, a lot of us tend to feel ashamed of something that... Continue Reading →

Justice…Not the Present Day

Oh, woe is me. The main problem with accepting that there is a crossed wire or two inside my head is that I accept it completely. Things go wrong and I point to the faulty wiring. My wife tuts, even though she has come to the opinion that I was never, ever, quite right. She... Continue Reading →

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 →

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