Words

Words for me are more than a vehicle of communication. Words make you an explorer of emotion, a trawler of knowledge, a joker, a sage, a complete work.

Words have power beyond marks on a page.
“That look spoke volumes.”
“A picture speaks a thousand words.”


But words are things, and a small drop of ink,

Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces

That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.”

– George Gordon, Lord Byron
Poetry

Over the decades I have written verse when it was impossible to express my emotions. For me it is a completely therapeutic mode.

Prose

I enjoy creative writing, and non-fiction. I have kept journals over the years, and tried my hand at short stories.

Language

Playing with language can be a great pastime; exploring sounds and meanings, and teasing out what’s behind the commonplace.

Discrimination: under the skin

At its most basic discrimination is the positive or negative selective treatment of one group over another. The treatment may be unequal, unfair, or prejudicial; sometimes illegal. It is well on the way to being a ‘catch-all’ term for negative, perhaps toxic, attitudes particularly in situations of ableism, ageism, chauvinism, classism, heterosexism, racism, sexism; the…

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Make life surreal

Strictly speaking ‘surreal’ means something that is unreal or fantastic. The other side of ordinary.Surrealism in art or literature suggests a disorientating or dreamlike state.Whichever way you cut it, I like to explore the ordinary in terms of landscape or architecture and create an image that goes beyond the expected or usual. From my photographs…

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Lockdown easing: Travels #1

Cotswolds With a newly attained freedom comes responsibility. To keep ourselves safe and to be mindful of the safety of others. But I believe that it also comes with a responsibility to make our lives better than they were before lockdown.“If you keep doing what you’ve always done – you’ll keep getting what you’ve always…

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