May Contain Admissions Of Naiveté

I’m not sure why I expected to miss. Call it poor self -confidence, an innate pessimism perhaps. Either way, my choices gave me a freedom I would yearn for in the years to come…

Proof of Creativity

How should we measure our success when blogging? Likes and follows simply are not the correct metric. Understanding the creative urge is vital.

Pheasant

A memory of walking in the woods with my father.

Tap on

  This idea came to me two years ago, sitting on a tiny train in Austria. I had found myself in the position of being in a village I had never been to before and needed to catch a train back to the central station of Wiener Neustadt, to visit the old man in the…

Upright below Mountains

Earlier.   You notice the haze most when it’s gone, or when you try and take a photo from a lookout and crash into the mundane limitations of sand and electricity. And don’t think about the magic of your eye and your mind just take it for granted, like living itself.   Standing at the…

René

He was a fan of heavy metal – posters and records and CD’s lined the walls, names like Man’O’War jostled with WASP and Alice Cooper (the only name I’d heard of). His hair was longish – the sort of proto-mullet of the early 90’s, before grunge made us all stop washing our hair, and revelling in the tangled scruffiness…

The Panic of Horses

…the solution was always to just pile on more speed and trust to the gods that take care of foolish children.

4 Places of Worship for Atheists

  I think we have to remember what some of the best features of religion are, and recognize that there can be secular alternatives. Religions, for example, remind us of our common humanity, a humanity shared across races and geographical boundaries. Alain de Botton Where the Forest Begins   The Buckled World is home to…

A Waterfall in Reverse

This time there are no witnesses. The rock is suffused with water in a way that makes it seem almost turgid – weeping through the little caverns hewn, dripping from limestone overhangs, bulging it outwards in a grim parody of the fractal of the mountain it forms. Greenery adorns the rearing gorge in places, bare…