They tested the triggers for nuclear bombs here. ‘We all have to be able to defend ourselves.’ Those few words or similar and that’s it – the common belief. It’s applied to countries. Think about it and you realise we apply it to ourselves too. Unquestioned, the assumption is that those words alone justify the … (Read More)
Because life isn’t a neat and tidy experience.
Alone. Noticing. Solitary, for a while. Aware that the day is the way it is. Aware that it ends. Aware that it might not be that way. Appreciating. Everywhere – “she said …” and “he said …” All the words that others make but make for others Buy – the day’s desires. Unnoticed realities underpin … (Read More)
It’s almost always good to pause. I paused to look around me in December. ********** What would be suitable photos to accompany an English Christmas-New Year? Appropriate photos? And, indeed, what would be appropriate text to go with them? ********** Whether you want to actively participate or not, whether the English Christmas-New Year dates are … (Read More)
It was just another hotel for Anthony, on the side of an ‘A’ road and not far from Boston. Not bargain-basement but not expensive; its willingness to take a single person booking for a single night on a Saturday had been its main attraction. It had meant he could do a day’s round of calling … (Read More)
Walking unhurriedly in an English summer garden. Tasty tea and classic crumbly cake consumed. A warm and bright day. Walking with a camera in my hand, even if only out of habit. Walking as a happy enough visitor – even if I’m aware I’m unable to see the garden as a gardener might. We can’t … (Read More)