Monthly Archives: July 2015

This Black Cat is Familiar

In my recent autobiographical work A Tale of Sound & Fury (see Media section, above), I briefly recounted the story of how six or so people in London had described and pointed out to me the form of my black … Continue reading

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Cecil the Lion

At the age of 55, I may not be universally loved by all those who have met me and my life hasn’t been a bed of roses, but I feel blessed inasmuch as my feelings of self-worth and self-esteem are … Continue reading

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Puck-fist

When I was a child, I would spend many hours each day playing in the fields and woods surrounding my home in Usk, in south Wales. During the course of my wanderings, I would often come across puffballs, which my … Continue reading

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The Valour of Emma Craig

On the tenth anniversary of the 7/7 attacks in London, I watched the commemorations, all of which were intensely moving, but the one that most captured my attention and made me think was this speech made by Emma Craig, the … Continue reading

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Rowley Irlam’s 2015 Emmy Nomination for Game of Thrones

With the exception of a few Michael Moorcock novels and Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast trilogy that I read back in the 1970s, I’ve never much cared for the fantasy genre. While I can appreciate their quality and the huge following they … Continue reading

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