“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it’s much more serious than that.” – Bill Shankly I never thought I would be one of those football fans. I would look at the images of supporters in the stands following relegation or a heavy defeat, tears rolling down their […]

The story behind my poem, Am I Wrong? Since the beginning of 2017 I have been using Meetup as a means of socialising and such. For those who don’t know, it’s a website/app where people create groups revolving around particular interests, activities, character traits, etc. which others join and everybody meets up and (maybe) makes […]

I don’t swim. I can swim, I just don’t. Some people like to tell me that’s bullshit. “How do you know you can swim, if you never go swimming?” “Just because you swam before, doesn’t mean you still can.” These people tend to be the kind that Eleven from Stranger Things would call ‘mouth-breathers.’ I […]

One of the things I have been working towards this year is my second published work. It consist, rather simply, of all poetry and verse I write throughout 2018. I haven’t set myself any kind of challenge to write every day, so this won’t be one of those poem a day things. But it should offer […]

Questions without answers are frustrating. Answers without questions are… well, I’m not sure what they are. Random statements, I guess. Anyway, I was nominated for one of the various awards here on WordPress, which I declined for reasons you can read (if interested) here. I decided though to partake a little and answer the questions […]

I tend to be regarded as something of a heathen by arty people. I’m not a fan of popular art. I can appreciate the talent of the artist, but I don’t derive any pleasure from looking at their drawings, paintings, sketches, etc.. When asked for my opinion, I will state, simple, “I don’t like it.” […]

People say I don’t care about punctuation. Wait… that’s not right. People, say I, don’t care about punctuation. Yeah, that’s much better. Punctuation matters. A lot. One of the finest examples of its importance is the simple phrase ‘Let’s eat, Grandma.‘ If you omit the comma, it becomes the slightly more disturbing ‘Let’s eat Grandma.‘ […]

English is a stupid language. Really, it is utter bullshit. I am so thankful to have it as my mother tongue, and not had to learn it later in life. Native speakers, and many of those for whom it is a learned language, will be aware of homonyms; words that are spelled and/or pronounced the […]

Recognition is great. I want to put that out there first of all. To have people show their appreciation for something that you did feels fantastic. Equally amazing is sense of community. People coming together and helping each other or boosting confidence and such is wonderful. I have absolutely nothing against either of these two […]

I asked not too long ago for people to contribute to a Question & Answer thing. Thank you everybody who offered up interesting and probing questions for my little Q&A. And thank you to those who offered terrible or inane questions as well. I won’t embarrass anybody by telling you all who asked what. Why […]