Thoughts

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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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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Inscrutable

At last, an enigmatic ok on feedback from the Chinese cameraman. No thanks, glad to have it, best camera in the world, a privilege to do business...

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View from a window

Here is a picture taken from my window today, here in Bury St Edmunds, a fine frosty morning, the sun trying to break through that low mist that...

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Post haste

Still no news on the camera (see last blog). Has it or hasn't it? Arrived I mean. I have been tracking it on the Post Office website; the last they...

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Camera Lucida

I sold an old camera on eBay at the weekend, to a guy from China. This phased me at first, when bidding had stopped and the necessity of despatch...

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Waving not drowning

Took my little boy to school today. Recently, he insists on waving to us all the way in, the last wave taking place as he stands in the doorway of...

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Fringe benefits

Talked to my friend Ruby last night. It seems that the citizens of Bury St Edmunds are to get a fringe festival to supplement the annual version...

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Whale water

Further to the Christmas sprout, it’s whale water time! On the back of the saga of the Thames whale, I note on ebay some new items offered. One is...

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Puncture repair Kit

Busy week, let’s see – highlight: finishing Slow Man by J M Coetzee. Now, I know I rave about this guy and it’s easy – he is a Nobel prize winner...

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Money for old sprouts

It’s Sunday evening. I’ve just listed some stuff on ebay to sell – old videos, Playstation games, that sort of thing. I see it as a form of...

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Making time

It has been an uneventful start to the New Year; after a leisurely morning we go to Pizza Hut for lunch. The children manage to eat more than we do!...

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10K Run

Sunday: 10k run (that's 6.2 miles in English), hot (27 C) 11.00am start Framlingham Castle, Suffolk, England. I haven't done much running over the...

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Spring break

Not that I had one, but the break is over. I have discovered Coetzee, courtesy of fellow members of my writers' group, sent off some poems to a...

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Quick Edit

If you're going to write a poem, first you have to feel something. You can't be lifeless, slothful, regretful; you've got to feel life. Don't be a...

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Getting published

Today I have two main aims: Finding a local publisher of poetry. Checking up the stats on my web site (of which this blog is the home page).I'm in...

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