lie
Fragments of my life

Buying and selling the lie

Lets be honest. We all lie. Even if it’s only to ourselves. Nobody’s perfect. Lying is part of being human. It isn’t a nice part but it’s a human frailty that we all share. Some of us have made it an art form. Others hardly ever do. But we all …

late in the third
Fragments of my life

Late in the Third Wet Sail Flying

Its getting late in the third quarter. My second wind kicked in a while back. There’s a feeling that I’ve weathered the storm. Not a moment too soon, it has to be said. I was all at sea early. Too much mucking about, as the great Tommy Hafey used to …

where did your dreams go
Fragments of my life
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Where did your dreams go

Where did your dreams go? I’m not talking about last night’s half remembered journey into never land. I’m talking about your real hopes and dreams. The possibilities and endless potential that you saw when you were a child. What happened to them? Can you remember what they were? Do you …

march madness
inspiration

Maybe we need a little March Madness

So, this is March madness. Empty supermarket aisles, a toilet paper shortage, politicians slashing regulations and pumping money into the economy like crazy, CEOS resigning en masse, travel basically ceasing, major sport playing to empty stadiums, bars closing (now I’m scared) and a thousand talking heads insisting that the world …

Fragments of my life
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Three Daughters

The celebrated social commentator, Clive James, once said something to the effect that gazing upon the face of an intelligent beautiful woman was to gaze upon the face of God. It’s a  good line but is ultimately a shallow one. It resonates with me nevertheless because, I think he’s at …

inspiration

Heaven and Hell, Darkness and Light & The Search For Truth.

In my much younger years I was a frustrated wannabe guitar hero.  I spent much of my time listening to and trying to emulate the greats of the time – Blackmore, Beck, and Page et al.  Without much success it has to be said. It was the golden age of …