The Pink Bus

The Pink Bus and Other strange Tales from LaLa Land actually got its start a long time ago. I wrote a short story right into this blog around Christmas 2014 called The Meaning of Christmas and thought I’d keep a copy in my desktop folder just in case. I went back to it a few times, tweaked it, edited it and so on but couldn’t really think how to build upon it. Then, as things do, a few weeks ago, I started writing short stories. They simply poured out of me one after the other and they all seemed to be themed around death, reincarnation, ghosts and supernatural activity and the meaning of life in general. That was when I saw where the Meaning of Christmas belonged…. I honestly think

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So Many questions….

Got to love the laughter Got to give it soul No way that should matter After all, it’s just another hole Falling in and falling out This is the year of doubt I’m not sure what’s up Not sure what’s in or out I’m spinning away slowly Lazily heading south Words are forming But never leave my mouth The journey continues But does it have a purpose Does it have a reason or why? Does it end when I die? Did anything truly matter? A burst of energy Scattered light too bright A burning forgotten moment Coming just to be going Here just to be gone Now I am longing To know To learn What was it all about?  

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Suzi Q

Last week, I went to see Suzi Quatro here in Brno. Back in the early 1970’s, she covered a lot of wall space in my bedroom…. I had never had an opportunity to see her live though. So in 2015, at the age of 65, I had to smile as she shook her leather covered bum at the audience…..and rocked us back the years. She still has it. I hope I do in another 10-years. A lot of 70’s bands pass through this part of the world. I have seen Slade and Smokie too in recent months. The shows are always packed. The one 70’s band I would love to have seen though is T.Rex. I had the chance back in 1977 to see them and at last minute something

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Miracles Do Happen

Learning Growing Building Gaining strength Waiting Being Talking Seeing hope Miracles do happen Every spring, new life appears And springtime may be here At the beginning of winter A touch of love A hope held deeply A dream explained Patience the virtue and here I am Hoping Feeling Something new growing Healing Seeing That spring has sprung anew Miracles do happen Oh yes they do Through you I am living again Laughing in the rain Soaking up the Sun Again having fun Hoping that spark of joy Will burst into flame

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Donald Trump’s Hair

I think what Donald Trump needs is a good haircut. I know that his current ‘do’ is iconic and sort of his trademark, but seriously, a new style would really help him out. To me, he emulates Yorkshire’s own Arthur Scargill and he was an utter failure too who never understood that his hair was the real issue standing in his way to power. You see, hair is important. Donald obviously has understood this and perhaps believes that it represents his strength and manliness: a bit like that guy in the old testament. Perhaps he thinks that if he has it cut shorter, it will somehow stunt his manhood? I reckon, Donald would look good in a mohican or perhaps a Kojak styling? He could even go so far as

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What I want

I want I need I want your touch I need your love I want so much I am needy Yes, greedy Slide your hand Across my skin Make me feel Like I sin Give me satisfaction Awaken my senses I want to feel Lower my natural defenses Give me Hold me Get inside my head Remind me I am not yet dead Plumb my depths Ski me deep Grab my attention I want retention Grab me Make me Feel Reel Real Feeling like I am the center Of everything Imagining Feel Reel Seal The happiness in  

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Erosion

How can you say you love me? And yet not really know me? How can you know me? Yet tell me that I lie? All I ever wanted Was to be understood Yet how can I expect that from you if I don’t understand myself! But couldn’t you take an interest In something more than Every normal day life Couldn’t you try to visit the places That truly haunted me Couldn’t you make the effort Couldn’t you just take the time? Its funny cos you think what you think So confidently Where do you get that? What makes you actually believe You know me? I don’t think you have made the effort I don’t think you could ever see What it takes to be me Just like I cannot know

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Love Me or Hate Me?

The first review for How To Create Your Own Reality is up… Yes – its a 1-star review that says as its title ‘Awful’. I had to laugh. Hopefully, that won’t turn out to be the majority decision….. I found myself remarking to a friend after seeing the review – ‘why me?’ The reason is that I seem to polarize my audience. Not for me are a bunch of 3 and 4 star ratings…. I seem to get a lot of 5-stars and a few 1-stars with not much in the middle. So my conclusion is that people either love or hate my work. This perception prompted the PhD in me to do some quick analysis….. Well, I was wrong…… its actually a nicely skewed distribution towards 5-stars across 111

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Celebrity

I will tell you this In a moment of honesty I would love to be your celebrity Come on you papparazzi You can follow me Snap your snaps and invade my privacy Follow me around in your idiocy I want to be wanted I want to be liked Most of all I want that life Married to a famous wife I’ll sign my autograph Give it on a photograph I wanna be a star I wanna go far I’ll happily be your celebrity Smile with insincerity Give my star studded opinion I want to be in the in crowd Cool, I am ice Even if I’m not so nice Love me Follow me Scream and holler Its no bother Want to be your celebrity Want you to follow me Wouldn’t

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How Different Are People

If you needed a reminder of just how different people are take a look at any book on Amazon with a number of reviews – even Shakespeare’s sonnets. There you will find the entire gamut of people’s perceptions as reviews. The Last Observer, my paranormal novella, has quite a lot of reviews as well and I was just going through them on Amazon and Goodreads to see what people thought. There are 25 reviews on Amazon.com and it has an average of 4.4 out of five which I will happily take all day. The book has 17 5-star reviews, 4 four-star, 2 3-star and 2 one-star reviews and no two-star reviews as yet. But consider some of the comments…. We have this on the one hand – “This book was

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