Hello Ian

It's October 31st today. Halloween. I spent the weekend celebrating in a mad orgy of sex, drugs and ritual practices. (Some of the above statements are not entirely accurate and arise more from wishful thinking than actual experience.) I did attend two gatherings over the weekend. One was outside and involved fire. The other was …

on walking #2

Earlier this month I went for a walk with my wife and our dog. We walked in Benthall Woods - a small woodland area on the edge of the Severn Gorge. The woods are peppered with the remains of limestone quarries worked in the 18th & 19th centuries. Paths snake through the trees, dropping sharply, rising …

Let It Snow

Tonight it snowed. Not much. Just a dusting, really. But enough to remind me why I love it. Snow changes things. Suddenly, the world is brighter, sharper, more vital. Transformed. That which we have taken for granted is momentarily brought into question. We have to be careful where we tread. Surfaces that we trusted to …