The Big Sky

https://www.instagram.com/p/BrR4RO7HbNE/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link I've recently replaced my ancient Fruit Phone. Some of you would do a like for like exchange, but I've picked the Chinese upgrade that isn't here for apps or looks, but comes with three Leica camera lenses. Photography is a love affair that began in my teens and shows no sign of diminishing. My … Continue reading The Big Sky

Look Out Any Window

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJhIIb8E8O8 Lots of things matter to me. Some are fairly frivolous (see Bond fan fiction) but others come from a lifetime of noticing stuff other people seem to overlook. Environmentalism has been in my life since my teens, donating to Friends of the Earth for over thirty years. We don't send gifts to close family … Continue reading Look Out Any Window

November Short Story: Piper

This story was first published in 30 parts via Twitter during November. It is now reproduced in a complete form, a number of small edits and corrections made to improve narrative flow and maintain correct continuity. Enjoy. Piper Maggie Piper can’t sleep, won’t take the chance she’ll miss her son again. It’s 1.15 am, brain's … Continue reading November Short Story: Piper

Rain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15kWlTrpt5k Today is the first of four general history posts. I could begin with some words on my love of Madge (up until 1992 when it all went a bit introverted, with a brief Ray of Light back in 1998) or perhaps it would be better focusing on an interest in Japanese culture this video … Continue reading Rain

The First Time

Everything you will ever need to know about me exists online. No, really, it does. You'd be surprised just how much personal detail has been exposed via the wonders of the World Wide Web since the 1990's, but to make it easier for you I've put together some notable moments in personal history. The 'Writing as … Continue reading The First Time

Running on Ice

https://twitter.com/InternetofWords/status/1067485137749852160 For the first time since 2011 (so, that's seven years) my real name is attached to a Twitter account. I've been drifting that way with the Other Place, still associated with a certain video game and not totally tied to writing ability. Yesterday, a lot changed, but I can't talk about that yet. However, what … Continue reading Running on Ice

The Closing of the Year

After due consideration, our content for December is now finalised. I'm going to use December to re-introduce myself to the World in general via the medium of #Blogmas. It might grab me some new readers, which is never a bad thing. It also gives a buffer for existing content to be built up (see last Friday's … Continue reading The Closing of the Year