Angel 63 (going home)

A nurse held the door open for the consultant and Angel smiled up at her. The nurse’s fresh face made the tiled room seem less stuffy, less...

Jack Schwartzman

He died 25 years ago today, which is a quarter of a century. He produced 'Never Say Never Again' with Sean Connery. He was born in 1932 and was a man...

The Right of Dissent in America

“The Right of Dissent in America” During the late 1960’s, our nation nearly came apart at the seams. Dissent and protest sprung up everywhere. Not...

When You Were Mine

. When You Were Mine by Paul McCann I held you hand and you shed a tear then you chose to go and leave me here . I know everything you were going...

On Epsom Downs

A picnic and a glint of gold.

Turpitudity (Part 3)

The thick plottens.

My Body Lies Over The Ocean

My body lies over the ocean My body lies over the sea My body lies over the ocean Oh, bring back my body to me. Masterson had a fine voice. He...

AU A Golden Secret

Funny how energy from the sun comes to feed us. Across 93 million miles an AU for short, which just happens to be the symbol for Gold....How does it feed's a secret

Time and Place

Time and Place It isn’t like I wait for you, and wonder where you’ve gone. It isn’t like the night will come, just before the dawn. I see the way it...

How Medusa was created (strong language)

Medusa 1 I was a pretty girl not beautiful not gorgeous but I was pretty Conceited they called me Bitch they screamed Because I dared to walk by...

Something to prove

Something To Prove by Paul McCann You’ve got something to prove , like the way that you move, Without your dancing shoes , bouncing to the beat of a...

The Miles from Here to Home

You wake to the dawn light as cold as winter. There’s frost on the ground, and there’s frost around the collar of the old tweed coat that keeps you...

Snippets of Downshire Life – Natural Hobbies

The Finchbottom Vale nestles comfortably between the Ancient Dancingdean Forest to the south and the rolling Pepperstock Hills in the north, and to the east, 15 miles inland from Sharpington-By-Sea, equidistant between the seaside resort and Pepperstock Green was the rambling village of Brookley and at its heart was St Mildred’s Church and Susan Peach, amongst other things published the Parish Magazine, but she was also a Chorister like her cousin Roy.

Snippets of Downshire Life – The Queen’s Birthday Parade

Downshire is a relatively small English county but like a pocket battleship it packs a lot in, a short but beautiful coastline, a channel port, the Ancient forests of Dancingdean and Pepperstock, the craggy ridges and manmade lakes of the Pepperstock Hills National Park, the rolling hills of the Downshire Downs, the beautiful Finchbottom Vale and the home of the Downshire Light infantry, Nettlefield.


There was an elegant girl playing a harp

The Wind

is a whisper of stirring as it begins to ruffle dormant leaves now shaking with glee-- a garden of trees dissolves into new shapes creating a flush...

A Free press in a free land

Washinton Post Columnist Margaret Sullivan’s piece, on the imminent departure of White House press rep. Sarah Sanders, caused me to remember many...

Greed For Gold

I was thinking about the environment and certain nations in the greed for profit over stewardship and at the same time the Cree Indian prover about the last fish being caught...

Ethiopian de/re-forestation

They cleared the forests to grow more food … Arboreal ‘islands’ remain … believing they are stewards of God’s creation … maybe soon ‘islands’ will expand to link up once more

Money for the Circus 6

Bet you'd forgotten all about Marcus. Don't worry that's what he expected... Image by Andrew Menage Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)