Archive for May, 2014

Review City

I just popped over to the official The Last Observer page at Roundfire Books and it struck me that it has been reviewed by a hell of lot of people. Fortunately, the vast majority of those reviews have been very good. I will say that the book has been a success on many levels and was well accepted. I am still pushing sales and readers of course…… Read the reviews here. Thanks to everyone that has purchased it or reviewed it – it is much appreciated but please do tell others to give it a spin too please! Meanwhile, I have another book out – Moon Whispers – a new collection of 30 poems. I really think these are my strongest and most vibrant poems and I wrote them listening

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Long Leggety Beasties by Alienora Taylor

A super review of a really funny and excellent book… likeheartlaughterwowsadangry0

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My Short Acting Career

Many many years ago, when I was about 13 I think, I was persuaded to appear in the school play. The play, and I will never forget it, was The Snow Queen. I managed to land the part of the Story Teller which, looking back, was a bit contrived but I guess was meant to be a parody of Hans Christian Anderson or similar. I played no role in the action but introduced the story and then popped in and out to explain what was going on, help the characters make key decisions and harass the audience. I can still recall part of the introduction where I was engaged in dancing a little dance while reciting a poem…. Snip, snap, snooper Pooper bazalooper Snip snap snooper It went. Did I

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The Last Observer’s First Chapter

If you haven’t read my novel I am presenting the short first chapter again to see if I can whet your appetite and convince you to go ahead and buy it…. Murder, mayhem, love, magic, quantum physics, car chases, and a whole lot more in this fast moving adventure about reality. likeheartlaughterwowsadangry0

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The House on Our Street

I posted photos of some of the decorative pieces on houses down our street the other day amongst which were representations of the green man, Hermes, Gorgons, Mary & Jesus and masons. Plainly, this wealthy street had some sort of masonic connection on the part of its owners or its builder. If perhaps you wonder how I can be so confident in this view, then you need to look at one particular house on the street… I think the hexagrams (triangle and compass) give the game away….. This is what our street looked like around 1920 just after all of these houses were completed. Trams no longer run down the street however. Apparently, many of these houses were built by Frantisk Pawl, an architect who was a Knight of the

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Fate, Destiny and Free Will

Re running this one one more time…. likeheartlaughterwowsadangry0

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Conforming to Conformity

Patterns in thinking Growing up like I did Gave me food for thought A brainwashed kid? Taught to see your world The way you all did Adopting your reality from the Bottom of the pyramid And if I did break free Ah, God forbid Would you persecute me Until I am rid Of all those original thoughts? Simply splendid My mind under lock and key Forever hid. likeheartlaughterwowsadangry0

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A Barren Day and My Roots

Its one of those days when I am uninspired and don’t seem to have anything to say that I haven’t said before. No poetry, no bursts of irked energy for a good old rant and certainly no spiritually uplifting thoughts or feelings. These sorts of days happen. Perhaps its because I have done nothing but write anyway – white papers, Analyst briefing notes, articles, presentations etc. etc. I really do write for a living it seems – if you are interested in those professional writings take a look here). So…. What then? Just recently I have been feeling a bit homesick for Houston. I mean, Houston was home for 17-years and after being away almost 8-years, I do miss it from time to time. I miss the heat would you

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Big Man

Clouds collide The Big Man Upstairs is moving again Packing his bags And stomping his feet Thunder rolls across the land Rain falls in sheer sheets Hanging heavy Pregnant steam Electricity in motion Sparking an arc Lightening issues forth Flashing an angry stab Vicious energetic force The Big Man is angry In fury, he spits The elements Fire and water Sound and fury Thundering flashes Of Godlike rage The fire of His anger Soon subsides Water falls more gently Washes away the ire And soon peace returns Radiant warmth in azure sky Free of all concerns likeheartlaughterwowsadangry0

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Faces

We live in a beautiful street just outside the city center of Brno in the Czech Republic. Its beautiful because it comprises of houses built in and around 1900 at a time when the Czech Republic was an industrial powerhouse in central Europe. The families that built these homes were wealthy and it shows in the art nouveaux decorations, construction materials and size of the homes. Designed for a well to do family and their servants, most now are apartment buildings with 3-5 families per building. I have always been intrigued by the motifs on the buildings down the street and I am reproducing some of them below. There is one building I am saving for later and will write a separate blog article on it….. If anyone can cast

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