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
And now my dear it is time to say goodbye. When I try to count the many ways you enriched my life, I am struck by the pervasiveness of your influence on the fabric of my existence. When we met I was a person of no substance, less than a person even, I was an … Continue reading A Farewell
"We admitted we were powerless over alcohol (and all other mind altering substances) and that our lives had become unmanageable" Alcoholics Anonymous Christmas Day 2001 was the day I last knowingly consumed alchohol. Possibly, since then, I have had alcohol in food but it was accidental and not repeated. Although it was the last drink, … Continue reading Step One
NHS, what is it good for?
Knowing what I usually say about this august institution I am sure you are ready for another diatribe about the murder of thousands during the covid scamdemic, but I am going to surprise you by writing something positive. Of course, there will be references to the eviction of thousands from critical care wards who then … Continue reading NHS, what is it good for?
Yesterday was my birthday, not that I want to dwell on this fact for any longer than is absolutely necessary. At this stage of my life I feel that the anniversary can be passed over in as graceful a manner as possible, and I feel that, for once, I achieved that trick. Usually, for me, … Continue reading Yesterday
Moving right along
I’m not sure what I make of it, honestly. On the face of it, appearances being deceptive, it looks like one thing. It is certainly something else. I left the farm last week. It’s been home for a while and a place of huge optimism for some of that time. The hope and positive energy … Continue reading Moving right along
Would you believe it?
Let me tell you about my new girlfriend. I’m not sure where to start really because she has so many amazing qualities, so I’ll begin with how she looks. That’s what we notice first isn’t it, it’s the essence of what we find attracts us to a person, the other stuff appears in time, if … Continue reading Would you believe it?
This Be The Verse By Philip Larkin They fuck you up, your mum and dad. They may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had And add some extra, just for you. But they were fucked up in their turn By fools in old-style hats and coats, Who half the time … Continue reading Larkin about
As we near the end of the first week of 'freedom', I think it is timely to look at the redefinition of the English language. The illegal junta that claims to be a democratically elected body announced that from the 19th of July 2021, the 'two weeks to flatten the curve' is officially over, and … Continue reading Plato’s Cave