Not to be confused with Catholics On our TV we hear comedians gather in groups and say words about things that we think is nice for them to get a chance to air their lives in public. Cathartics. In the newspapers we hear stories about how a child survived cancer and worse and this isContinue reading “Cathartics”


I am here but music takes me somewhere…I am here and music does nothing. This is just a short passage or two on music. I am here writing this and realising that both statements are wrong. I can’t speak for you but when I put on a tune I stay exactly where I am…physically inContinue reading “Somewhere…”

Low Fat Peregrine Margarine

Love, control, incest Love, control, incest Bees pour down on me from their honeyed home Annoyed because I poked his hive, tongue-tied, now dying alive. Love, control, incest, sting, sting, sting Give me support, give me support take my legs from under me and attach me to a star, so I can swing merrily along. TakeContinue reading “Low Fat Peregrine Margarine”

Back To Normal

Whatever the fuck counts as normal. Crap music on the stereo. I am surrounded by YA authors. It is a truism that there is no shortage of talent in the world. But paradoxically there is also good will and a willingness to learn and to share. I’m sure that this breaks a law of economicsContinue reading “Back To Normal”

Firing the Canon

Well, I’m lost for words except Shakespeare, Shakespeare and perhaps Shakespeare. Today I read a book (Well 80 pages) I had bought ages ago. Doing English by Robert Eaglestone, the soaring mason, my joke ha ha. In it I learned about such things as the dead author. I thought I was dead already, but itContinue reading “Firing the Canon”

I would like to be able to see…

Sighting 1. I saw her looking back at me and I could see the fear in her eyes. Sighting 2. I remember. I saw her, spit flying out of the corner of her mouth into my face screaming something unintelligible. Sighting 3. I saw her walking down the road with a shopping bag in her handContinue reading “I would like to be able to see…”