Life on Mars?

It’s a God-awful small affair To the girl with the mousy hair But her mummy is yelling no And her daddy has told her to go  – But her friend is nowhere to be seen Now she walks through her sunken dream To the seat with the clearest view And she’s hooked to the silver … More Life on Mars?

Into the Ether…

For those who’ve read my bio – ‘About’ on the front page – you’ll know that – eighteen months ago – I spoke of a six month absence… (Rowling on the dashes there). Well, I’m a man of my word. If I say something then, generally, I will do it. Whatever it may take, if … More Into the Ether…

Wisdom

With age comes wisdom. That’s right, isn’t it? At least it sounds right… I’ve been in a pretty philosophical mood of late, and with the help of Paul Torjussen, D. Mehra, N. D. Mehra and more than a few philosophers, I’ve chosen my favourite adages, axioms and aphorisms and created something of a linear narrative … More Wisdom

Hunting the White Sky

1   Someone’s knocking. Someone’s knocking… Say something… If you don’t say something she’ll come in. It’s really hard. Just do it. I can’t. Do it. I caaan’t. Tears. Cry… It’s really hard… You can hear, can’t you? …It’s really hard… Do it. Fuck. Do it. Fuck. –Fine. Stop. The. Knock. Squeeeek. –Honey, are you … More Hunting the White Sky

Federer

    Federer   “In an era of specialists, you’re either a clay court specialist, a grass court specialist, or a hard court specialist… or you’re Roger Federer.” – Jimmy Connors. I’m a footballer. I’ve always been a footballer. That is not to say that I am an advocate for what the professional game has … More Federer

Zen

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – C12 Extract. …But this is getting out of sequence. There’s a span of about ten years missing. He didn’t jump from Immanuel Kant to Bozeman, Montana. During this span of ten years he lived in India for a long time studying Oriental philosophy at Benares Hindu University. … More Zen

Starman

Extract 1:   We’re all gathered around the box drinking memphamet tea. “Mmm, tea’s good,” Mary comments. We all nod and slurp. The tea is good, excellent even, but that’s not why we’ve gathered.  Today, famous astronaut and explorer Mirek Li sets off to achieve the unprecedented feat of reaching the Edge. Collectively we fill … More Starman

Whiplash

I won’t admit to being a film lover. I will, however, admit to occasionally being seduced by the charisma of film… I watch a lot of films. I’ll confess to this. Not that it is something that should be deemed worthy of confession. I only want an excuse to sit down and do nothing for … More Whiplash