The Shining Thought…

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 →

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 →

The Touch Of Nothing…

… the highest and most decisive experience of all, … is to be alone with his own self, or whatever else one chooses to call the objectivity of the psyche. The patient must be alone if he is to find out what it is that supports him when he can no longer support himself. Only... Continue Reading →

Reclaimed Cities…

I am currently writing about a city that has been reclaimed by nature, a sort of Chernobyl in the tropics. These places fascinate me as they are examples of how mankind's footprint can be covered over and eventually erased. My city is a semi-tropical one that has undergone the ravages of climate change before eventually... Continue Reading →

A Little Of Nothing…

I spent several days with him, cycling and drinking, talking and cycling. Although his bike fitness wasn’t fully there, it was still enough to pull me along. We went along coastal routes, alongside pristine beaches, and through forests that were the haunt to the British Royal family. My initial impression was that Wales was wonderful.... Continue Reading →

Thoughts before heading out on the bike…

“Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.” – Mark Twain “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln “My advice is to never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.” – Charles Dickens... Continue Reading →

Some Mornings…Writing

I took me a long time to get home from work yesterday. The torrential rain had turned streams into surges and roads into rivers. I decided to change my return journey routine to avoid the worst of it. The navigation system in the car plays games and I don't trust any more. So I set... Continue Reading →

Dead, Dead, Dead again…

The Driving Undead… There was this zombie driving a car. No, that’s wrong, he was not quite zombie, just one of those hybrids.  Anyways, he was driving his car across a bridge whilst listening to a talk radio programme. The river was wide and sure of itself many feet beneath him and the sun had... Continue Reading →

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