THE PIPER Stealing souls (Summer 1966) “For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment; I am the Lord. And the blood shall be to you for... Continue Reading →
Don't rely on the facts if you don't agree with them.Reshape history in any way that you wish, to suit your agenda.Ignore logic.Speak to the lowest common denominator in your audience (the guy at the back with extra lardage and drippling from the mouth).Don't avoid hate-filled speeches. Indeed, embrace them as they tend to excite... Continue Reading →
The house was empty. He had listened to the last of the group leave and had waited several minutes to ensure that none had remained. The main group had gone to see where the smoke was coming from. He had set a smouldering fire some days ago, a slow burner that would catch in stages.... Continue Reading →
If Steve Jobs had something to say, read it!
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He shrugged his shoulders. “It’s got my work in it.” He was looking straight ahead. “It’s my finals!” To anybody who was vaguely related to a student, the word ‘final’ was serious. To anyone who did not have a son sitting finals, it was a word to avoid. The driver continued to play dumb. Cigarettes... Continue Reading →
The Apple welcomes me. It shines into life, twinkles and then sits blankly. At just after six in the morning I have been summoned to wake it. During the shallows of sleep, an idea came to me and would not go away. Liam Flowers in my head again! Let's get this right, I am not... Continue Reading →
Like deja vu again…
I wrote this book as therapy. It was a document of my breakdown which my doctor renamed ‘Burnout’.
I liked Burnout as it seemed to have less of a stigma about it. I changed my name to Mathew and my wife’s to Sophie. I changed some others names just so they didn’t sue me. Beyond that, it is all true, if truth is the truth and not just some construct that we devise to make life more understandable.
The journey that I have been on since a forest fire burnt out my internal workings, still continues to this day. Life, as I knew it, was wiped away. I didn’t even know who I was. I wrote myself back into existence and this first book documents that.
If anyone wishes to witness the power that the written word has over our lives, then Read After Burnout. com is for you.
I wrote this book as therapy. It was a document of my breakdown which my doctor renamed 'Burnout'. I liked Burnout as it seemed to have less of a stigma about it. I changed my name to Mathew and my wife's to Sophie. I changed some others names just so they didn't sue me. Beyond... Continue Reading →
This morning, I read with interest the words of a certain Liam Flowers upon my writing. I must say that it has come as a pleasant surprise that he has been able to so succesfully turn his fate around and that he is seeking help for one of his addictions. As the 'father' of Flowers,... Continue Reading →