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Small things

July 14, 2012

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“For each of our actions there are only consequences.” James Lovelock Today it rains and it has been this way for three months. It is cold too. Millions of singular raindrops combining into one great deluge that never seems to end. Of course, if you live in the UK, you will already know this. Know […]

Luton

June 30, 2012

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Home is where one starts from. T.S Eliot I was always running back then. My arms and legs flailing around, feet thundering across broken paving stones, my heart jumping relentlessly up and down between my chest and mouth. Running, like the clappers, but never getting very far. For in truth the world is too big […]

Oscar

June 2, 2012

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“I am a Captain, but as they are ten a-penny, and I had a very undistinguished & brief career at the front ( I was shot down by Richthofen in January 1917 & POW till the  middle of December 1918) I do not normally use the rank” Oscar Grieg, is not someone you will have […]

Que Sera Sera

May 21, 2012

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How can thirty thousand people make so little noise? So many voices be lost within their own throats? Fading away, in one long meek line of soundless humanity, from the disaster zone of Wembley, seventy thousand shoes make no sound. Their world ending with a whimper. It is haunting, in the way that a house […]

Are we there yet?

March 10, 2012

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‘ Sometimes I go about in pity for myself, and all the while a great wind is bearing me across the sky.’  Ojibwa saying. Follow your bliss. Easy. No? How many forgotten paths I wonder already lay scattered around in the wasteland of our pasts? Laying discarded and slowly turning back to dust. Were any […]

The Candy Man

February 25, 2012

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I want it all, and I want it now, sang the unique and wonderful Freddie Mercury on the song of the same name by his band Queen. Today, that desire to want it all, but to also have that want met instantly, has never been so prevalent, or easy to sate. Without ever leaving home […]

Lately

January 29, 2012

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They say the past is a foreign country. One where they do things differently. If this is true, then those differences call out to you loudest from the stamps of each nation. Yes, stamps. Those small, often square, sometimes triangular things you place on the corner of a letter and then forget about. There is […]