This reminds me of an old joke albeit with a different object . What do you call a dead royal? A bloody good start. I used to be a royalist. When I lived in Australia I used to argue with the ‘republicans’. It was my contention that a constitutional head of state not needing to … Continue reading The queen is dead
After I spent four hours composing, editing, and posting a blog post, WordPress decided to delete all but the title. Hence the title. I would like to add that I really fucking hate WordPress. There was no content I can think of that would have caused it, so I am assuming it was a glitch … Continue reading I Hate WordPress
It is my great pleasure to report that I am writing this on the roof terrace of an apartment building in southern Italy. It is nearly five years since my last real holiday, and that was in the same place. The weather is beautiful, the water at the beach this morning was warm and shallow … Continue reading Been a long time
The fourth time I heard this fatuous bullshit during my recent visit to Sheffield, I was ready to do some serious harm to the twat behind the counter. Last weekend I went away with my three children to the historic city of Sheffield, home of Robin Hood etc. The primary purpose of the visit was … Continue reading It’s Company Policy…
Six months have now passed since that morning in January when the hospital called me. My level of denial was attested to by the cold flush that I felt as the news was received in my psyche. Despite being told, and after watching the progressive reduction in the necessary human function that supports life, I … Continue reading Where is thy sting?
Today, I will begin with a spurious, made-up, fact; 98% of what people say to each other is utterly meaningless, and conveys no information worthy of the name. As I sit in the cafe of choice, I casually overhear the conversations that are unfolding around me. It's not that I am eavesdropping, no, I am … Continue reading It was like….
Forgive me please, it has been a long time since my last confession. Something tells me it is time to write again so here we go. In keeping with my usual style of rambling on about pointless shit, I will share something. A while ago, I cut the tip of the index finger of my … Continue reading No Title
Good morning, We are here today to remember Dany Donald, mother, daughter, wife, who died a few weeks ago after a period of illness. Dany was my wife for fifteen years, and she was my best friend. Her passing leaves a huge gap in my life and the lives of our three children. Dany was … Continue reading Eulogy for a Valkyrie
Three weeks ago today my wife was taken to the hospital in an ambulance, when she left the house it was the last time I saw her alive. She has left me with the sole care of our three children, a task for which I feel unprepared, but there is no one else for the … Continue reading Three weeks
Hello again, Sorry to bother you but there's some things I want to say. Firstly, and possibly least important, I miss you more than I even thought I would, and I knew I would miss you a lot. Seeing you in pain and going through the fear barrier that protects us from awareness of imminent … Continue reading Journey well