Alice: "How long is forever?" White Rabbit: "Sometimes, just one second." Lewis Carroll, Alice In Wonderland. I was born into a universe that had existed forever and would last forever. I was born into a universe that had been in existence since 4004 BC. I was born into a universe that was infinitely old and … Continue reading Ever.
Last Tuesday, I happened to be out in the garden and looked up at the crescent moon, a jetliner trailing a modest contrail was approaching from the east. The jet was heading for the crescent and looked as if it would pass directly in front of it. I considered for a fleeting moment whether or … Continue reading Evening pursuits, pet.
You'd have thought, maybe, that given the circumstances, I'd have knocked-out several tens of thousands of words by now; Blog pieces, chapters of that book I'm supposed to be writing… Well, not so much a book as short story, a little Sci-Fi escapade based in Iain M Banks universe of The Culture. Too ambitious? I … Continue reading Staying at home 8: What’s on the box?
I’ve got a new book.Mam nową książkę.And if anybody (not of Polish extraction) can pronounce książka or any of its myriad declensions, you have my heartfelt and well deserved respect. I sat out this morning and continued to read a book I’d started last week, “The Task and Other Poems”, a compilation of poems by … Continue reading Staying at Home 4: Two books on the go.
I went to my favourite local pub at the weekend, I stood at the bar and the young man behind the bar came over to me and said, "Are you alright there?" "Yes," I said, "I'm fine, how are you?" "Oh, I'm alright," he said, "What would you like to drink? The penny had dropped … Continue reading Are you alright there?