An interesting thing happened to me today, I found myself arguing with someone that, while 'black lives matter' is not a racist statement, 'white lives matter' is. I am a middle-aged, middle class, white man. My politics are slightly to the right, although I do not class myself as a conservative people that know me … Continue reading Shades of Grey?
There is an argument, strongly held, that gender is not biological. It is beyond me to understand exactly what this means, but I get the gist. The adherents of this idea claim that gender is what you feel you are, and they have become a big player in the cancellation culture that is growing in … Continue reading When is a man not a man?
As I have mentioned before, I have a deep and abiding scepticism about covid, coronavirus, or whatever name it goes by these days. It is hard to be specific about why this might be, but it is possible that the total absence of 'news' from my life may be the key. I never received the … Continue reading Maggie, where are you?
Eighteen and a half years ago I set out on a path that would lead me to participate in a twelve-step programme. There are many such programmes around, and there are many that probably would be suitable for me with my combination of personality quirks and propensity for alcohol and substance abuse. However, the one … Continue reading The Great Bake-Off
What did you think, I wonder, when you read that title? Was your first thought that I was about to go off on a racist, white supremacist rant in reaction to the ridiculous revisionist bullshit that's expressing itself like pus oozing from a rancid boil in our society today? Sorry to disappoint. I am white, … Continue reading White and Proud
I have started to get a strong desire to leave all this behind. What? Well, this life that has no bearing on life. The reality that is almost completely artificial and lends itself effortlessly to lies projected in from those with a vested interest in making me believe. The process has been going on for … Continue reading Art or Life
Amazing swim in the lake today. 20 degrees C in the water, a lovely contrast to the 13C and windy air temp. Nice to focus on something other than the disintegrating reality that is infecting my life. But, apart from that there is nothing to report. Oh, there is one more thing, everything is working … Continue reading There is at least that
It's all so fucking wearing The onslaught is unending Day after day I eat, shit, sleep This performance is just for me There is no part that exists that is not all about me There is wonder There is pain Is it equal? Who cares? I wash my body I wash my clothes I tend … Continue reading To be or….
This is some trip I'm on, you think something weird has happened to you? There's men who were women who were men before that, there are paedophiles who pretend to order pizza when they want a young boy, there's an agent for the Israeli secret-service who connives with the daughter of a dead MI6/CIA operative … Continue reading When The Doors Of Perception Are Cleansed…
The sky is the kind of blue you remember from childhood, paler on the horizon and deepening towards the zenith. Wisps of cloud looking more like puffs of smoke, drift sparsely by high above. The branches of the trees are etched clearly against the sky. Leaves blurring their stark outline and dappling the sunlight, make … Continue reading Innocence Reclaimed