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Sugarman

Last summer I put up a forum topic about a film that I'd seen. It was a documentary about a singer/songwriter called Rodriguez. It was called " Searching for Sugar Man". I couldn't give it enough praise. I thought it was brilliant. Last month it won a Bafta for best Documentary film and last weekend it won the Oscar in the same category. It's a true story of Rodriguez. In 1970 he recorded an album in Detroit, it may have sold six copies. But one...

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One day i hope to meet someone who will share with me a true story of love without sorrow.

Silence.

I wish i could tell you of how i really feel about you, and how every time i see you, i can barely hold back the desire to take you into my arms, kiss you and never let go. Every time we talk, and laugh, every time we are together, those unintentional physical contacts, like your hand brushing a against my arm, when our fingers touch as i pass you your cup of coffee, and those intentional ones, yet still innocent, as i smooth back a stray strand...

If...

If dreams and wishes were horses, no poor man would ever have to walk.

A Fine Finish

Well, Rio came third. Thats two runs and two thirds. Very pleased as he was up against strong competition and ran on well. He needs a longer trip as he looks an out and out stayer. So will run him over a longer distance next time. Great day!

Rio At Sandown 15/2/2013

The gods have been kind and the rain has stopped falling. Todays meeting at Sandown goes ahead. Rio is in the first race at 1.20. Only seven in the field and I expect him to be around 8-1. Third or fourth favourite. Its only his second race and he's up against very strong opposition. So all we want is a good run from him and to come home safe. That said, we would love him to win! COME ON RIO!

Light and dark

I wish for the darkness of day/night to descend. It's like a cloak I can wear over my sadness. During the day, if it is very bright like now when the air reflects the light of the snow I wish for it to grow dark because that is the mood I am in- too much brightness and I am reminded of how my unhappiness doesn't match the daylight. I don't feel this way every day and when I am happy then I am truly happy. So I know what happiness is. Not...

Growing old

More than often I'm frightened of old age. I know I am getting there. Certain daily occurrences, as trivial as they may seem, are quite strenuous to perform. I see the laundry van drive by my house, I see people walking past with zimmerframes, I see some with walking sticks or a crutch to lean on. I live in a neighbourhood with many old age pensioners. I know what it's like to have nothing to do a lot of the time and to have too many thoughts...

Strangers

It kept closely to the floor, as if its moral scope was taught equal to a pet; I caught him as a silhouette of dark movement in the blackness of the bedroom doorway that laid down the hall. Felt the mutual glaring from a brightness of eyes that gleamed its golden iris like a serpent on the occasion, as if he wandered lost and perhaps even as frightened as I was of him. I fell asleep that afternoon in the contentness of no episodic spasms showing...

The movie exposing the lie at the heart of US capitalism

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/feb/02/inequality-for-all-us-economy... I don't usually review films I've not seen. I don't make the rules. 'Reich calls "the hugh lie". That the free market is good. And government is bad. Government makes the rules...it decides who benefits from those rules and who is harmed. And increasingly that boils down to the rich and poor. This is inequality imposed from the top. 42% of those born in poverty in the US...

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