Tag Archives: words

What Words to Use?

By | Tuesday, 1 April 2014

This question recently plagued me when I reviewed in my head a conversation I had with Ben. ‘Daddy, what’s that?’ ‘It’s a chimera.’ ‘Oh.’ ‘Do you know what a chimera is?’ ‘No.’ ‘Can you say chimera?’ ‘Camira.’ ‘Close enough, a chimera is an amalgam of two or more creatures.’ ‘Oh. Why?’ ‘Well sometimes you have… Read More »


By | Saturday, 22 February 2014

You know that time when you’re driving, and two people driving different cars are being stupid at a junction and you say out loud what’s in your head. For me it was the phrase, ‘make a decision you pair of dozy arseholes’ and then a small voice behind me said ‘daddy, what are dozy harse… Read More »

Just words…

By | Monday, 10 September 2012

<rant> Random Tweet “…the police broke the arm of a man in a wheelchair who was protesting disability cuts…”* So this annoyed me, for no real reason it seemed except the language colours it. What does it matter that he was in a wheelchair? What does it matter if he was male? The words colour… Read More »

Beat’-en Track

By | Saturday, 11 August 2012

a sort-of beat poem Slung out and sleep deprived, We thrive, On black gold brewed by a child with a smile. Corporate America we’re drifting through like atoms without cause or meaning to reach some destination, of no relation. A pair of people, who care, prepare the location, somewhere, that we’re drifting toward, assured, that… Read More »