It’s always good to review and redo this page from time to time. Because of what’s happening in France as I write this, I must express solidarity with all writers by declaring, “I am Charlie.” Having said that, I feel mocking peoples’ beliefs ain’t very clever – it’s not going to change the way people view their worlds and probably does more harm than good.
Stepping off the soapbox, I’m a white male, married, two adult daughters, one grandkid, no pets (the cat died), and a devout atheist.
I started writing in 2012 and mainly it’s prose that appears on the screen. From time to time I try my hand at poetry but poetry is best left to poets. I rarely post any poems I’ve written. But here’s one I wrote to kick start 2015. Hope you enjoy it.
As far as photography is concerned, like most others I snap away digitally, but also use black and white film which I develop and print myself – normally badly.
We live in the UK in a not very exciting commuter suburb just south of Manchester (a city I enjoy because it offers a happy mix of theatre, concert halls, art galleries, unpretentious pubs, Big Issue sellers, drug dealers, sink housing estates, litter, smells etc) and just north of Macclesfield (which offers interesting traditional pubs, open mike venues and my weekly writing group in the local library). The region offers some lovely people, great countryside, excellent transport infrastructure (in London within 2 1/2 hours; on the moors within 20 minutes), and a temperate climate.
With respect to my posts, do comment seriously on my writing and I will reciprocate and possibly Follow you. “Likes” and thinking something is “pretty awesome” does nothing to make me want to be engaged. Unless you’re a regular reader and commenter (?), I won’t visit your blog simply because you have Liked something of mine (I recently had someone Like about 15 of my pieces – I guarantee he/she hadn’t read any of them. Boo).
The random blog selector thingy titled Lucky Dip and with the click click button in the right hand column comes from here. So thanks for that.
There was something else, but I can’t think what it was.