The beaten up copy of On The Road that I took on the road, Blue Bird toffee in that metal pan with a hammer, and finding myself fully clothed in a swimming pool in Sausalito.
Today I remembered the ITN logo, Rodney Bewes, and that time I got a wettie by missing the patch of barnacles on the last boulder before the sand and sticking my shoe into a large rock pool.
You only live twice: Once when you are born And once when you look death in the face (You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming) James Bond’s haiku in You Only Live Twice captures the idea that your life flashes before your eyes right before you die. My theory is that this actually happens in […]
So here I am, in the middle way, having had twenty years— Twenty years largely wasted, the years of l’entre deux guerres Trying to learn to use words, and every attempt Is a wholly new start, and a different kind of failure Because one has only learnt to get the better of words For the […]
Thank you for dropping in. Everything here is covered in cobwebs like the dark wing of a country estate that has a locked door that you’re warned never to try to open. This site has been redundant for a long while but I was recently prompted to get moving again and I thought what better […]
Still here, still writing, I just have nothing in shape for publication yet. My modus operandi seems to be to want to work on everything at once, so I have multiple manuscripts (not just Dark Cities and Dark World) in progress at the same time. I have this insane idea that one day several years from now […]
Well that was a longer interval between posts than I originally planned on. It’s been quite a busy year with a whole set of family challenges as well as an extended trip back to the UK, never mind this whole writing lark, but I was a little stunned to check in on the site today […]
It’s been a while since I posted but since I set myself a self-imposed deadline for publication of Dark Cities that I’m not going to meet, I thought I’d better get on the stick and at least get a status update out on the website. My plans have changed a couple of times over the […]