Jeez, where does the time go? No, seriously.... It's almost May and this is my second post on the blog this year. So if there's actually anyone left reading this I'll be astonished. Besides the day job, the kids, yadda yadda, blah-blah, my main problem has been a lack of direction, not just on the … Continue reading The Dodo Express
Well, what a pleasant surprise I had tonight with the fab Mrs. H treating me to a candlelit dinner after the rugrats were safely tucked up in bed! And to top it all, I found out the wine we had been slurping was an environmentally conscious brand to boot. So well done Banrock Station, and … Continue reading Tuesday night by candlelight
No, this is not a fictional piece. And it's not a review of some crappy 50's B-movie creature feature - although it is ultimately more scary. It's about the impending death of our oceans and the rise of the jellyfish, and after reading this you'll think the Creature From the Black Lagoon was about as scary … Continue reading Invasion of the blob-type floaty thing
With so much depressing news concerning the environment and man's appetite for destruction hogging the headlines we need to grab hold of every scrap of good news we can, shout it from the rooftops, unfurl the banners and run naked through the streets gleefully singing Michael Jackson's "Heal the World." Okay, maybe not that last bit. … Continue reading A Drop in the Ocean…but it’s a start!
Watching the first two episodes of BBC2's I bought a rainforest has been difficult viewing. Very difficult . But it's something we should all be watching. It's all too easy to turn a blind eye to the destruction of the natural world and shrug our shoulders apologetically, with the view: "It's not me mate, I've … Continue reading I Bought a Rainforest
A random piece inspired by a generally messed up weather situation. I shivered beneath the covers, aware of the horned fellow with cloven hooves beside my bed. "Make it quick, foul demon..." I said, defiantly. "If it is to hell you wish to take me." The strange, little creature laughed. "I'm not the devil." … Continue reading The Lie-in, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
It feels like I've been neglecting my blog a bit lately, but other things have started to take precedence. That's the problem for me - the creative muscle is stronger than the other components that go into being a writer: new ideas overtake older ones before they are finished. Still, I haven't forgotten what inspired … Continue reading The Lion Sleeps (less soundly) Tonight