(Notes on not getting hung-up on poetry.) I’m very aware that the very word ‘poetry’ is a big turn-off for some people. I can understand that. So let’s ignore defining sets of words as poems or anything else. Let’s focus on what I’m trying to achieve instead. Sometimes I’m keen to write brief bits of … (Read More)
Why Things Are Made
Notes and explanations about what lies behind some of the content within ‘Unstated’.
(Why ‘Trust And Verify’ exists.) Visiting a site where they used to test the triggers for nuclear bombs is bound to provoke … thoughts. Some are obvious. Being appalled at the way the place has been merely abandoned, with no effort to clean it up, is hardly surprising.* And being confronted with one of the … (Read More)
(The processes behind the “The Judges” story.) How a story happened, part one: A while ago I had to head up towards Boston for a meeting. Unusually, the meeting was to be over Sunday lunch, so I’d had to find a hotel for a Saturday night. I was with a friend – make work pleasurable … (Read More)
(What led to the ‘So It Goes’ story and photo.) A local prison was closing down and some public tours were being run before the bulldozers arrived. Lucky enough to have never been in prison – neither incarcerated, visiting an inmate nor as a member of staff – I went along. It was just curiosity. … (Read More)
(Why the ‘Dartmoor Voice’ story was written.) I was alone and walking on Dartmoor. It was a fairly bleak day and I hadn’t seen anyone for quite a while. I stumbled while up on top of a tor and that’s what led me to think about dying up there. That sounds terribly serious but it … (Read More)