The Creative Slump

Creativity is hard to grasp, don’t you think? It’s this strange, elusive, intangible thing that everyone talks about yet no one can really quantify. It must have been how people described gravity until a certain someone lied about an apple falling from a tree… Does that mean that, somewhere down the line, someone will break…

When you can’t see the wood…

It doesn’t take long for someone's worldview to change. Think about Copernicus for a moment. Or better yet, put yourself in the shoes of the first person he told his groundbreaking discovery to. He wasn’t the one looking at the stars, the one trying to understand the cosmos. He was just (for argument's sake, I…

The Unwanted Encore

Well, I'm back. The time is 00:50 and here I am. Admittedly the title is somewhat self-deprecating, and so I shall start this post with "what I been up to" since I was last here. I can already sense the excitement. So, in the last few months, I've been promoted at work, planned a holiday,…

You’ve Got The Shot. Now Take Him Out

Okay so I had one more in me. Now the reason I've decided to come back to the blog so shortly after my last post is because it's now 03:58am. Another, more pressing reason is that I actually found myself getting annoyed at something and, in classic British fashion, I decided to write something strongly…

For Those Nights You Wish You Were Drunk Instead

The time is 03:21am and I'm still awake. I've been trying to sleep now for the better part of 2 hours and yet, for some reason it has eluded me. So I decided to come here, to my blog of solitude, to pass the time, spew random thoughts and maybe even say something interesting. My…

Midnight Musings

So I'm not sad anymore. For the hypothetical lonely soul who reads this and who therefore reads my previous ramblings, I'm not sad anymore. I'm tired, a little worse for wear but not sad. To be honest the former may be because I'm writing this in bed at half 12. Although that's just a maybe.…

Deep Cuts are Hard to Heal

  (Published privately February 12th) So right now I'm sitting in a barbers awaiting my turn. While I wait I get the chance for a moment of quiet contemplation, the incessant sound of trimming humming away in the background. It's been a strange few days for me, if I'm being perfectly honest it's been a…

That Sinking Feeling

So the other day, while I sat in a barber's waiting my turn, I wrote a piece I was hoping to upload here. It wasn't fancy, it wasn't particularly intelligent either. The truth was, it was sad. Depressingly so. I took a few hours and decided to reread it, to try and find out why…

A Surprising Treat… Well…

The year is 2017 (although you probably knew that) and today I revive this blog. I wish I could say it was for some enlightened reason, a change in the zeitgeist that has brought me back to writing here. Unfortunately, it's not. Truth be told it's mostly cathartic, something to drag the untouched emotions and…

Pilfered Thoughts (Friday, 13 April 2012)

I seem to have developed a pattern in how I write this blog. For months it'll vanish from my mind, resigned to the dark corner of my brain along with old cartoons, street names and maths. Then, like a phoenix rising from the ashes (and yes I get the melodrama) it resurfaces again, usually inspired…