Thoughts

Cafe Poetry

Went to an open mike poetry gig at the Lounge Cafe in BSE last night. Strong coffee was needed to get me off the ground after a series of late...

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Taking it easy

There comes a time when you have to take it easy. Today is that day. For reasons documented elsewhere I am Resting, Ice applied, Compression (soon...

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Shares fall…

Oh dear. Lucky I don't have any then. I need liquidity not longevity, so whenever some fall in my lap, I cash them in. I know they're a good long...

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Lazy Sunday

Played five-a-side yesterday, scored a couple, didn't have a heart attack - job done. Today spent some time on poetry, revising, typing up. The...

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Facebook

Trying out a new way to access (and contribute to) my blog. So many things to log on to - if I can centralise the whole operation, then I can keep...

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Twin horns

If I write 1000 words a day that's fine, but then I don't have any time to work on the 1000 words I have written the day before. Nor the many...

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Drawing in

We adapt quickly in England. There wasn't much of a summer (but hey - April was lovely!) and now there are night frosts, and the days are hardly...

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Missing a Moron

This is the kind of story I like: Bears eat man at Beer Festival. As the late great Bill Hicks would say: 'Whoopee, we're missing a moron!'

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On publication

It isn't until the searchlight of your efforts goes out, in the form of a book or collection, that the temperature of reception can be gauged. Then...

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Getting known

The hardest thing, getting known. I have a product, viz. book of poetry. Poetry! People throw up their hands in horror. Poetry...yes, that function...

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Poetry and an Eclipse

Watched the eclipse of the moon on Saturday night. Skies cleared over Suffolk and the shadow of the Earth moved slowly over the moon. Tried to get...

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Dark matter

It is a fascinating concept: a century old model of the universe and its origins is all in place, except that it requires something that doesn't...

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Waterstones and New Technology

Book retailers must ready themselves for a similar digital revolution to that experienced by music retailers, said Waterstone’s managing director...

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Eye’s eye view

Eye’s eye view

Trip to London last week - to the Eye. First time back for a long while, this time as Tourist (and showing my children the sights). Impressive...

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Patrick White

I am reading The Vivisector, by Patrick White. I wonder if this book would ever have been published in today's environment? What with Show not Tell,...

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Dream the second

Now this one is easier to understand (Champions League Final tonight, Arsenal versus Barcelona). I'm playing football against a team with Ronaldinho...

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Dream the first

Strange dream the other night. I was mixed up in a cult, whose origin was in the worship of a great tree, called Antaeus (In mythology Antaeus was...

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Bone fide

Where are the bones of St Edmund? It's not a problem I would normally bend my mind to, preoccupied as it usually is with football, poetry and what...

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