a little cycling and tolstoy

(photos taken on my iphone, near Offchurch) I dusted the cobwebs off of my mountain back yesterday and went for a ride in the countryside. It’s amazing that when you look closer, you can find all sorts in your own back garden. There isn’t a need to travel to far off places to find and experience things you’ve never done …

wanted: a drummer with a different beat

Go for it is the mantra that is banging around in my head at the moment.  I can make my own way through this game with a little effort and a no fear attitude to forge my own path and not be hell bent on following the path laid by others or to do what the herd is doing…in short, …

jane doe

it’s cool she said, put your hand on my thigh ordinarily I would comply, but you see i don’t know her name she smiles, shifts in her seat, asks: ˜how about my toe?” i say, “I don’t know is this a game?” you’re cute, she says but just the same, can you massage my back? she moves her hair aside …

10 things i want to do before i die

1. Climb the 7 summits 2. Change the world 3. Have something I’ve written or created in every home 4. Spend a year wandering the planet as a poet and storyteller 5. Build an island sanctuary for wanderers, seekers, nomads, vagrants, misfits, poets, artists, musicians, and philosophers. 6. Invent something. 7. Make emotionally moving and inspiring documentaries. 8. Spend 3 …

every morning

Every morning in suburbia I wake knowing I better get my ass in gear make some money or loose my house and starve to death.  Every morning in suburbia the advertising man wakes up knowing he better get his ass in gear and convince me to give him my money or loose his house and starve to death. You see …

new questions

For most of my life, I’ve been a seeker. The trouble was I could never quite figure out what I was seeking. As is typical with a lot of things in life, we find the answers we are searching for in the most unlikely of places. I was wandering around Philadelphia, PA looking for nothing in particular when I stumbled …

brecon beacons feb 2008

Here’s the video I put together of our little adventure in the brecon beacons last month. Enjoy.

first time

He would come for her she knew.  He was a sweet boy, innocent in a naughty kind of way.  But she liked them like that, unspoiled, eager to know a girl in a carnal way for the first time. Why can’t they wait to meet someone special? They were born bastards, all of them. Better to use them and hurt …

some things should not be forgotten

Earlier this week I was in Snowdonia. As regular readers of my blog will know, I spend a lot of time in the mountains of Snowdonia, as they are, in effect, a spiritual home for me. This time I was there for a different reason. I was being interviewed for my thoughts on leadership. The producer of the film, Tim …

kirk’s mad tv

Kirk Nugent continues to amaze me with his passion for spoken word.

The consequences of a kiss

Words are innocent.  They stand neutral until people get in the way hiding connotations between inflections, meaning between gestures. “I’m going to ask you to do something for me,” she said, “but you can’t ask me to reciprocate.” He stood beside the bed looking down on her.  The room was dark apart from the low glow of light escaping from …