All Along The Watchtower

All Along The Watchtower

 The Grenfell Tower. Still, the horrors unfold. Naturally, we all want answers but they are slow in coming which means anger boils like tar in a cauldron; a simmering brew of hurt stirred to rage by the impotent feelings of utter frustration. Do we blame Theresa May for this tragedy? Is she the one who is responsible, the one who is accountable for this horror? … Continue reading All Along The Watchtower


Who am I? I am the blank canvas fully exposed and transparent, absorbing and replenishing. Taking out my brushes, I carefully construct the image of corporate respectability, blending in the cracks with coloured crayons. I put on my body armour, but feel weighed down by the sense of growing expectation. Sitting in the carriage, I feel an affinity with the invisible woman sitting opposite travelling to … Continue reading Searching

Here We Go Again - Putting The Pound Before People

Here We Go Again – Putting The Pound Before People.

Grenfell. The big question on everyone’s mind is how did this happen?  Yes, how? That’s a question for another day.  The possible answer is awful, and I won’t even go there.   The fact is that people lost their lives in terrible circumstances, and guess what, this might have been prevented. My more immediate question is ‘why?’  This fire, (however it started) didn’t need to … Continue reading Here We Go Again – Putting The Pound Before People.

A Jolly Good Election But What Does It All Mean?

  Hooray, or Hoorah, we’ve all won … and we’ve all lost.  What an extraordinary election result!  I spent an evening as an outsider  in a Stroud pub where the new Labour MP and his supporters were ‘over the moon’ celebrating his return and the election result. I am happy for Stroud, and Kensington, and Brighton, and where I live.  Okay but …  has anything … Continue reading A Jolly Good Election But What Does It All Mean?

Lao Country

The midnight hour, opens up a canopy of stars, illuminating the golden palace gates.   Creating an ethereal appearance, the full moon submerges riverbanks, ancient temples, local schools, the bombed out remnants of things remembered, torn apart by man and machine.   The countryside consists of private labyrinths, jungle, valleys, streams and mountains, military plants, waterfalls, corrugated steel bridges.   A woven tapestry, of forest … Continue reading Lao Country

system failure

System Failure

And as our supremo supercomputer Maybelline attempts to obey her contradictory commands, the integrity of the entire system is at risk. Does Maybelline not know that it is defective, that metaphorically speaking there is ladder in her tights, and that something has gone ‘orribly wrong? No, not her, because these mechanisms, however realistic they appear on the surface, are fundamentally lacking in self-awareness.  Maybelline cannot … Continue reading System Failure