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
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
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