It’s a bit of a wobbly and shouty world at the moment

Like most writers I'm continually looking around me to see what's happening in the world and wondering what elements might be used in the work I am currently writing.   I think that at the moment this world of ours is somewhat 'wobbly', (a robust technical term for which I give no ...
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On the ‘glory’ of War

A short post this.Today is the centenary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme. There are so many more qualified, more knowledgeable writers on this subject than me so I'll keep it short.  This isn't going to be a rant about the evils of war, or what those ...
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The people have spoken – the bastards

This blog is being written on the Monday after the seismic events of the UK vote to leave the EU.  Cameron has resigned and the Conservative Party, (formal title the Conservative and Unionist Party - somewhat ironic), is now in the throes of a leadership election.  At the same time, Her Majesty's ...
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Not all heroes are human – some are rats…

In my last post I wrote, 'Let's give it up for the person in the street.'  We are that person.  We can also be heroes, and many of us are.  Since then, I've come to look at the heroes that are all around us.  Just so's you know, not all ...
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Let’s give it up for the person in the street…

If I came from another planet and looked at all that was happening in the world today I'd be thinking 'what insanity.'  There is this third rock from the sun which has stunning beaches, mountains, forests and seas.  We have cities of which we can be proud and others, well, not ...
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Letting go of the tiger’s tail…

My last blog was about how easy it is to create hate.  I still feel the same.  In fact, looking at the media in the intervening period we are now seeing a ratcheting up of emotions in the political arena.  In the US there have been fist fights, fortunately nothing ...
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