Churchyard at 06.30 am

The sun is fighting to break through an early mist to allow weak shadows to fall onto grass Between the silent granite sentry posts that hold the stories of my new adopted friends. The stones carry names etched in mottled script telling of lives cut short or lived long And I stop to talk with…

Numbers are important: 24333732

Time was seeping away for me as I ran up and down the hills in Wrecclesham, carrying a rucksack of tins. These were used to weigh me down and came from my day job I had delivering groceries to small shops in South London from a distribution depot in Farnham. The drivers were allowed to…

The way it was and might be again

It was one of those bright June evenings, still summer cold yet windy. He pulled up outside the Guildhall and parked his motorcycle into a ‘mother and child’ bay and killed the engine. The exhausts started to ping as they cooled. He moved his waist on the seat for a last look at his face…

I’m now in love

Load this link and then go back to this page and maybe sing along to my words in red on this 10cc classic. I'm not in loveI‘m now in loveSo don't forget itYou won’t regret itIt's just a silly phase I'm going throughIt’s been a while as we worked it outAnd just becauseAnd if you…

The virus will die

Go your own way by Fleetwood Mac You can go your own wayGo your own wayYou can call itAnother lonely dayOr you can go your own way Go and take the coward’s way outIt's not for you to brave the brick wallOr on the allocated day on a gurney strapped Not begging for redemption or…

Trump pardons Olin

20/1/2021: President Trump has granted a full pardon to Clarence Olin Freeman. Mr. Freeman was convicted in 1965 for operating an illegal whiskey still. He received 9 months imprisonment and 5 years’ probation. He died in 2019. The fly screen was swinging on rusted hinges. The house, long abandoned and silent, was typical of the…