Always home

I don’t remember my parents first house, we left just after my 3rd birthday and the photos jog no memories. My parents second house is where I grew up. It’s where I learned to ride a bike following on from my childhood friend Stuart who took just one big push down his parents driveaway to get going. It’s where I used to play in the back garden, building obstacle courses to run around with a football (although I mostly ended up killing the plants bordering the grass), practicing pitch and putt with old golf clubs, and on one occasion smashing an upstairs window with great precision with a … an old chair leg perhaps? All I recall is a shaped …

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An apology

It’s not you, it’s me. It’s not that I think you are boring, or that I don’t value what you are saying. Unless you are boring and talking AT me about something in which I’ve explicitly said I have no interest, of course. In that case, jog on pal! Ever experienced that? Isn’t it just THE BEST thing EVER when you tell someone you aren’t interested in, for example, the exact process of milk pasteurisation only for them to spend the next 20 minutes telling you exactly how it works in precise and excruciatingly minute detail. Don’t get me wrong, in the right time and place, I love conversations with interesting and engaging people. I’m always happy to learn something …

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The Book

I am writing a book. I enjoy writing fiction, some of you may have read the bits and bobs I’ve posted here in the past, but I’ve no real idea if it’s rubbish or not. I’ve read some of it and it seems ok to me, although every time I re-read them I can’t help but think of ways to tighten up the language and make things flow better. It’s one thing writing short blog posts though, quite another to write a book. What the hell do I know about writing a book? In an effort to answer that question I once bought a book called “How to write your first novel”. I should probably read it at some point. …

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Misconceptions

Poly Means Many: There are many aspects of polyamory. Each month, the PMM bloggers will write about their views on one of them. Links to all posts can be found at www.polymeansmany.com. Poly Bingo – credit to BiteyTheSwitch. One of the reasons I got involved with the Poly Means Many project was because it had helped me and my partners, and my partners partner, as we got started in our poly relationships. On my part I had a reasonable idea of how things would work but I’ll own up and admit that I had some misconceptions of my own. When this topic came up for discussion I started to revisit those to see just how much I’d learned. It’ll be no …

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