This blog. I have read advice on blogs, and to get people to read and comment, you need to post regularly and not too infrequently, and you need to have a theme for it. I am going to ignore the second. I am not going to have a subject for this blog. But it will only have posts about what really interests me, what I … Continue reading What is this blog going to be mainly about?
The words “The Truth” can be used as a signpost to point to “what is“, to everything that is, that exists, now, from moment to moment. The Truth, in this sense, is the whole universe. This meaning of the truth has little connection with individual people’s points of view, with perspectives or opinions or beliefs. These exist of course, but “the truth” isn’t referring to these. … Continue reading The Truth
July 2019. This insect flying around in my bathroom. I managed to catch it and put it out of the window. I don’t remember seeing one quite like it before, though I expect this species is quite common. Continue reading Bathroom Insect
When I woke up this morning I was troubled in my mind, and my inward eye could see your big Ghanaian smile. I’d opened up my laptop the day before, and knew that black is beautiful as Eve before the fall, but your eyes were hiding something and what they said was sad: I saw no love in them for anyone at all. Your family … Continue reading Poem for a Facebook Friend
I’m in this café. If I glance up I can see Exeter Cathedral. I’ve been sitting here all morning doing social media and website stuff on my Apple Mac, which wasn’t made in Scotland. Also having a good vegetarian breakfast and coffee and fresh orange juice. The bill came to £17.21, but I don’t do this very often so I consider it worth it. I’d … Continue reading Côte Brasserie
What is a cliché? A phrase, a sentence, much used, over-used perhaps. Usually there’s an implied judgement or an obvious explicit note of criticism or condemnation in “That’s a bit of a cliché.” Is there necessarily something wrong with a cliché. Some clichés enter the cliché-canon because they are good—concise, punchy and memorable. It’s not the cliché’s fault it’s a cliché. Can a single word be … Continue reading The Cliché
I plan to write an elegy for the human race. The human race isn’t dead yet, but it might not be long before it is, if what Extinction Rebels are saying is right, and I think they are on to something big. But it will be too late to write it then, so I’m going to write it soon, and I’m thinking about it in … Continue reading Elegy for the Human Race