Author, top writer of short stories/poetry and editor for various Medium publications (2020/21).
Musician, singer, songwriter, arranger and producer of my own music albums (1969-2021).
Author of eleven books of short stories and poetry.
How To Find A New Partner
After my second traumatic divorce I spent ten years on my own. This state of affairs was not entirely of my own choosing. In the early years I did try various methods of finding somebody else, all to no avail. Singles clubs, dating sights, discos, concerts, bars, you name it I tried it and got absolutely nowhere. I couldn't even get so much as a one night stand. In the end I gave up trying and resigned myself to being single for the rest of my days.
How To Get A New Job
Looking back over a fifty plus year career in a wide range of occupations I was struggling to think of a single job I had succeeded in landing through the conventional method of sending an application form to the company in question. During that half a century I have had about fifty different jobs and they all came to me in a variety of methods, not one of which involved posting an envelope stuffed with my cv and a covering letter.
The Day The World Came To An End
The afternoon of the day before yesterday, at about 3.30 in the afternoon, I heard the sound of a helicopter above my house. Then I heard another, and another, and another.....there were six in total flying around in big circles over a period of two hours on the East side of Tokyo. I was curious to say the least and could only presume that it was perhaps something to do with the Olympics. Oh that it was, oh that it was.
How I Learned To Fly A Plane In One Easy Lesson
To be honest, it really isn't that difficult to fly a plane. In fact as a very good friend of mine once told me, as long as you hit your take off speed and pull back on the joy stick, it will fly. It wants to fly, that is what it has been designed and built to do.
The Art Of Public Speaking
As a young child, I was painfully shy and scared of my own shadow for all sorts of reasons. As an adult, I had to overcome the problems ensuing from that condition. Fortunately, life presented me with plenty of opportunities to learn to be a confident speaker, though not without its footfalls I have to admit.
Follow The Love Not The Money
I have one or two golden rules in life, and one of them is if you look after the love the money will follow. And even if it doesn't you still have the love. And that is a priceless commodity. Look out on the world around you, close your eyes and listen for the call, the call to dedicate your life to something for the love of it, not for the money.
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
Sixteen years ago I went through a very contentious and messy separation and second divorce. I won't go into all the gory details here, suffice it to say it was not a happy time in my life.
A Ghost Called Truth In A Cupboard Full Of Skeletons
Many many years ago my first marriage came to an unseemly end, due to an ill conceived and even worse conducted extra marital affair on the part of my “Butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth“ liar of a wife. This deceipt was aug-mented by a degree of madness and perverse narcissism of as unbalanced a woman, buried up to her armpits in denial, you could ever wish not to meet. I was sadly cast asunder by all and sundry. Most notably by my three children. That was twenty five years ago, and the rift remains to this day.