All the rightings

Having Family

Having Family

Since meeting Auntie Joan and Uncle Fred again I’ve been back for Boxing Day and spoken on the phone a few times. Joan will ring and say, “It’s your Auntie Joan,” with a little laugh that I know means how … Continue reading → ...
A Bagful of History and the Best Birthday Ever

A Bagful of History and the Best Birthday Ever

My father died in 1974. That’s nearly 35 years ago! I’m not sure what happened to all the photographs but I haven’t seen his face since then. All I’ve had is a memory and I’ve often wondered how accurate that … Continue reading → ...

Mind Boggling Thought …

If the Universe is expanding, what is it expanding into? And what did the Big Bang expand into before the Universe was there? Puck:¬†Surely, they must both be expanding into the same whateveritis? Sniffy:¬†Yes, but what is it?     ...

BBC – Radio 4 – Afternoon Reading

The Mural At Frau Krausers by James Hopkin, read by Tom Goodman-Hill. The narrator stares at the green mural at Frau Krausers – a seedy tavern under an iron railway bridge in Berlin. He knows he should leave, but one … Continue reading → ...

A Bit of a Ramble

Got coffee and a fag (I know, I know) and I’m ready to rumble. Not that I know what I’m writing about, coz I don’t. I just thought I’d go through a ramble of today’s thoughts and stuff. Counselling last … Continue reading → ...

Hiram B. Redfern

“Hiram B. Redfern was a brave man until he dropped down dead.” So wrote the man’s wife in a reporters notebook as his body was carried from the auditorium on a stretcher. There are few dreams that stick in the … Continue reading → ...

A Station Masters Son or a Mid-Life Crisis?

Just after I moved into the house I live in now, I sat quietly one day to see what would come to me. Emptying myself and opening myself up to be receptive has worked before. It’s amazing what you can … Continue reading → ...

Paralympics vs Olympics

Why do we have Paralympians (if that’s the right word)? Surely, they are all Olympians? The tag immediately sets them aside as different. TV coverage was different as well. First we had the Olympics and then we had the Paralympics. … Continue reading → ...

All About Nothing

A blank page to a writer or an artist holds the same potential and the same fears. It has the potential to hold everything or nothing and the fear is of the first stroke you make on the page. That … Continue reading → ...

The Sound of Speech

BBC Essex on the radio, playing some nice music. Why do so many local radio presenters sound so alike? Particularly the men. I used to be convinced the same guy dashed from one radio station to another to present shows … Continue reading → ...