THE FEAR OF CHANGE

THE FEAR OF CHANGE

“Change may not seem an exciting prospect for many but it is the fresh linen on your bed, the ointment on your wound, it’s the new perspective on things as they really are and not how you believed them to be.” HAPPY NEW YEAR! So, how was it for you?  Did you have a nice […]

OUT WITH A CURSE, IN WITH THE NEW

OUT WITH A CURSE, IN WITH THE NEW

“Change is imposed on us. Every year, every day, hour and second that ticks by equals change for us. Some of it so subtle, we may not even notice until many days, months, weeks, and even years later.” So here we are, just one more (or less than) a day left of 2016, before we […]

WHY A CHANGE IS AS GOOD AS A REST

WHY A CHANGE IS AS GOOD AS A REST

  You would have thought somebody had hacked off one of my limbs! I was onto the agency almost immediately, “I can’t stay here. I have research. I have video conferences. This is unacceptable!”   So, here I am, in my fourth and final week here on the Southwest coast of England, working on my […]

COMING UP FOR FOR AIR; DRAFT CHAPTER PEEK!

COMING UP FOR FOR AIR; DRAFT CHAPTER PEEK!

So, here it is, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. The project that started over 10 years ago is finally inching its way to completion. I’m so close. I can almost taste it!  So close in fact that I am now able to share with you the complete draft chapter listing. Draft meaning that […]

ANGELS & DEMONS PREMIERS AT CASA BELLA

ANGELS & DEMONS PREMIERS AT CASA BELLA

“The room was an atmospheric chamber of shadows and pools of light…One by one, the guests, albeit somewhat apprehensively, took their seats at the Lord Demon’s  table” Casa Bella’s Angels & Demons may have taken place a few weeks ago now but the unique impression that the evening left on my guests and I will, […]

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING SELFISH

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING SELFISH

“The stresses and strains of life turn us into different people, since we often find ourselves having to ‘perform’ not out of choice but out of necessity. Is the greatest gift of all our own happiness?” So here I am, after months of anticipation, I’ve managed to finally leave behind the trappings of everyday life (oh […]

CHARITY STARTS AT HOME

CHARITY STARTS AT HOME

“Sending an email asking somebody to ‘sponsor’  you is begging dressed up in a good cause….I’m very much a pragmatist who believes in the analogical process of putting on your own oxygen mask before assisting others with theirs. “ Spring is in the air, the warm rays of the sun are finally starting to drive […]

WORLD OF EVIL

WORLD OF EVIL

“Man inflicts evil on his kind every minute of every day around the globe  and it doesn’t always fester deep in the recesses… it sometimes flourishes where you least expect it, just next door.”  The general consensus among philosophers is that the world will never rid itself of evil (shocker) and that it should instead […]

THE SECRET SHAME OF MEN

THE SECRET SHAME OF MEN

“…That’s what you get for going with girls behind my back”, she said as she smashed the kitchen utensil into his head.” So do you know, today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women? No? It’s okay, there are many who do not know. In fact,  I didn’t until I started researching this article. […]

Making the most of the little things. Watch this video.

Every now and then I try to take a departure from my cynical, sarcastic,  capitalist ways and  try to find some inner bliss that enables me to appreciate those  things I have versus those that I do not.  I don’t necessarily mean material possessions but  more important things (yes more important) such as family and health. I […]