The Power of Film

Film is important:  And there are many reasons for this as it is such a vivid combination of so many arts; cinematography, music, sound design, editing, storytelling, acting…they all play a part in this unparalleled form of expression. It also possesses the sufficient wizardry required to transport us to faraway places and times – both physicallyContinue reading “The Power of Film”

How to (Pretend) to be a Human.

I just read through, well attempted to read through – an entire list of things that make up what it means to be the ‘Modern Man’.… Well it should go without saying that it made me violently sick…after all, lists of that kind can only ever be restrictive and judgmental…sort of like; “this is the way you shouldContinue reading “How to (Pretend) to be a Human.”

Bustin’ a Nut

Forgive me for venting, but don’t you think nuts get unfairly branded negatively just about everywhere you turn? I’m not sure who decided on the marketing decision to use nuts as a frame of reference for just about everything that isn’t wonderful in the world…but whoever it was has totally ruined the good nut nameContinue reading “Bustin’ a Nut”

Five Reasons to be HAPPY!

Alright guys, I’m done with moping around – I’m done with the feeling sorry for yourself, kind of stuff! So I came up with five reasons that there are to be happy – this should help me, but it should also help you…or anyone else, who is a moany, groany bastard lately! Enjoy! Oh…and ifContinue reading “Five Reasons to be HAPPY!”

Wonderlust!

What is this fabled ‘wanderlust’ that I see strewn around quite literally every form of social media these days? By the looks of it it’s something to do with handwriting fonts, pictures of maps, and photos of fields, seas, and mysterious pathways…right? …ahh wait no, here it is: ‘Wanderlust; a yearning or desire to travel andContinue reading “Wonderlust!”

No God, No Good?

First in the new debate series – here we hear a story from the lovely Linda Bethea (thanks Linda!), and later I discuss religion, morality, and…probably a few other things. Hope you enjoy it.  Opinions are obviously more than welcome, I expect this issue to be a little bit more controversial than say…the time someContinue reading “No God, No Good?”

The Rebellion of the Stomach

This is a bit of an over-share, I know that for certain…but I am hoping someone can shine some light on what is so far a very dark day… So after an innocent child mistook my man boobs for actual woman’s boobs sometime last week (to my absolute horror), I decided that perhaps I should cleanContinue reading “The Rebellion of the Stomach”

REJOICE MANKIND!

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Birthday Blues

Well I have just returned from a few days in the coastal city of Busan, in South Korea – couldn’t have wished for a better holiday to celebrate my birthday! Unfortunately there was to be one final hiccup – and I am still scratching my head wondering how it happened (while eating some birthday toffee,Continue reading “Birthday Blues”

A 1,000 Words.

A picture is worth a thousand words…or so the old saying goes, right? Well here is a picture – but what does it say exactly? That’s right! Top of the class! An automatic A for you! It says that this fine young gentleman is having a marvelous time on a Wednesday…that he is oddly un-phasedContinue reading “A 1,000 Words.”