I’m actually feeling properly inspired to write! This doesn’t happen often. I mean, I’ll write poems fairly regularly but I can churn those out pretty quick. It’s the story writing I struggle with. But the one I’m writing now, Whispers, isn’t boring me yet. I’ve published the first two mini chapters on here, and actually […]

“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 […]

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, simply, “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 […]

I posted the following on my Facebook page this morning. I used to be racist. I used to be homophobic. I used to be sexist and misogynistic. I made jokes about slavery and the Holocaust. I have apologised for my previous attitudes and have been able to progress and evolve into the person I am […]

There seems to have been a lot of confusion over the last few years, focused around just what free speech actually is. According to Wikipedia, “freedom of speech¬†is a principle that supports the freedom of an individual or community to articulate one’s opinions and ideas without fear of retaliation,¬†censorship, or sanction.” However, a lot of […]