Archive for June, 2016

Oi! Wake Up!

In recent months I have been dreaming a lot. Dreams that go on and on even allowing for a bathroom break. Today I noted that this type of dreaming always seems to occur in periods of realization for me. I haven’t properly meditated in months and I have been thrashing around like a beached whale unable to act on anything. I marked this down perhaps to depression and periodically talked myself into starting again. However, each new initiative was short lived. Then a couple of nights ago I saw a movie on TV. It made me realize that all too often I look outside for answers that actually are to be found inside. Suddenly, a rush of realizations came to me. One was that I already know what I need

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Flowing Downhill?

Yesterday, I watered some flowers in a wooden bucket out back. I watched as the water came out of the bottom of the bucket and began to accumulate and then migrate a path across the concrete flowing downhill. It made me wonder if life isn’t like that. We think that we make decisions about everything from what we will have for breakfast to who to marry. Each decision dictates a pathway and we become the product of our decisions over time. I am now who I am because I made a decision to go to Aston instead of Sheffield University, for example. But do we make hard decisions or do we in reality chose the easiest pathway – going downhill if you like? Do we wait to make decisions until

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The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer

Sometime back in the 1980’s, I watched a late night movie on TV called The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer. I was awestruck by it and never forgot the plot or the name of the movie. It’s a shame that more people haven’t seen the movie really especially now post-BREXIT referendum. It has coloured my thinking ever since I saw it including my deep suspicion of politicians and their referendums. The movie is a brilliant satirical look at politics in the 1970’s in Britain. Written by Peter Cook, John Cleese, Graham Chapman and Kevin Billington the film follows the Mr. Michael Rimmer as he rises to become de facto President of Britain. It is utterly brilliant. It can now be seen in its entirety on youtube and I really

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Hell Burns Brightly

There comes a point When you just give up Nothing I can really do There comes a point When it’s understood This world is just fucked up How people think is beyond me Circling an endless cycle Of hate, war and pain No collective memory Imbecile telemetry Pushed and jostled around Losing ground The puppeteer grins A maniacal smile And all the while They sleep oblivious The ripples shimmer The mind gets dimmer Packed with irrelevant filth No one thinks anymore Thought patterns Deeply ingrained Like a wound inflamed I can’t believe That you can’t see How easily How sleazily You are manipulated Catipulated Into chaos The pit Hell burns brightly In heaven Today likeheartlaughterwowsadangry0

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Fake Reviews

Reviews, I often say, are important. I encourage reviews – even bad ones. However…. Yesterday, I happened to be on amazon and noticed a new review for my latest little ghost story book. Two stars and the text ‘Rubbish’. Yes – that was it. I clicked on the reviewers id and discovered that in one day the ‘reviewer’ had reviewed tens of Kindle books in the supernatural category. Several of mine and many of other authors in the genre. There was an intriguing pattern too. Book upon book by me and others all given one or two star reviews with a single comment – Rubbish. However, one author in the genre was the exception. All of his books were 5-star and marked excellent. Some, but not all, were also ‘verified

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The Last Observer Serialized

The Last Observer is being serialized by Weird Darkness. Each episode of Weird Darkness features a chapter of the book read by Darren Marlar starting with Weird Darkness #64. You can catch up and stay on top episode by episode at the Weird Darkness Youtube page. Listen as Stanley find himself the target of a black magic lodge that wants to change reality as we know it….. You can grab the Kindle version here if you don’t want to wait…. This is a well written book that grabs you from the start and doesn’t want to let you go. ~ WitchHazel, The Adventures of WitchHazel The kind of book that really keeps you up late, just trying to finish that proverbial “one more page!” as you fight vainly against the

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Anxiety Attack

Somewhere Another side of me Shakes in fear Shuns the world And company Sometimes This other side Tries to take control Shake, rattle and roll Beating like a drum Heart feels wired Cold, clammy hands Insides all mangled My thoughts tangled A panic attack Drop a tiny pill The world becomes still Who is he? This stalker This shadow part of me? Where did he come from What does he want? Anxious to know Anxiety show And How could this happen to me? likeheartlaughterwowsadangry0

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