Biography

Sonnet

Thine tongue spins candy floss In thine absence of a moment A lifetime seems lost I seek no anointment For Thine caresses art mine gloss Thy husband...

Salamanca Fundamentals

My former brother-in-law Tim and I were great friends before both our marriages crashed. Tim was a lumberhack, a master with ax and chain saw. One...
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Dad was "Old School"

Dad was “Old School.” You know what I mean by that? Well, he was a man of his time. Born in the thirties, just a kid during the war, a teenager in...
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Frothy Fun

Today we are going to do an experiment; Let us put washing powder in vinegar! My son said. That's when I felt the ink Bubbling over; Like washing...

The Robe

One of my earlier ventures downtown came when our school went on a field trip. We went to the Paramount to see The Robe. I loved it of course and...
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Jewels from the jail

A tinker rough soon had enough of trying to live better …Thrown into jail – but there a tale took shape among the squalor; with pen and ink, and time to think he wrote the finest ever …
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Story of the week

A perfect day

It was the winter of 1999. My best friend Richard was working for the Royal Forestry Commission up in Yorkshire. For a time, on a Friday night I...

AN ORDINARY MAN - LETTER TO FAMILY 27.8.2004

Recycling a piece previously posted in my Dads Memoirs - AN ORDINARY MAN - as it might be of interest alongside the current Iinspiration point...

A Life Well Lived

My tour of the English Language Teaching Centre in Damascus was interrupted by an old lady who seemed to know everyone. ‘This’ said Peter Clark, the...