Hi everyone, The good people at 25YL were kind enough to publish a little something of mine about my favourite sci-fi franchise of all time… https://25yearslatersite.com/2020/03/16/the-mass-effect-franchise-is-about-choices-steeped-in-consequences/ Hope you enjoy it, RichardRead more "Mass Effect article published"
Hi everyone, Obviously the media is reaching saturation point on this issue and I’ve been looking for a rational conversation about the realities of what is going on. Luckily, Sam Harris has released two podcasts in which he talks to leading medical professionals about the current situation, risk management and the future. https://youtu.be/xwE0ldRtwGA https://youtu.be/kj9xR6H8T-0 I […]Read more "Coronavirus information"
Hi everyone, I’d like to present my latest poem, A Projection of a Man. It’s about the dangers of being obsessed and anxious with how we are seen by others to the point that we put everything on the surface and do not pay attention to the depths of ourselves. This is a ‘worst case […]Read more "A Projection of a Man – a poem"
Hi everyone, I felt the need to share my views on this song. I was going to say that it’s Liam Gallagher’s new song, but that just demonstrates how up to date I am as it came out last summer. As usual, I am reliant on others to bring me kicking and screaming into modernity. […]Read more "Once, by Liam Gallagher – instant classic"
Happy World Book Day everyone, Thought I’d share my costume from today at school. I decided to be Coleridge’s Ancient Mariner, as it’s one of my favourite poems. Costume nice and easy – just yoga stuff. I had fun making my albatross (it’s always nice to challenge yourself with something you’re not very good at […]Read more "World Book Day 2020"
Hi there, As it says in the title, this is just for fun and if you ask me in a week’s time, a couple of these might be different. As I sit here, however, these are my favourite 20 songs. I’m not going to go into reasons for each one; suffice to say that they […]Read more "My Top 20 Songs – just for fun"
HI there, We’re having a writing competition at school for the children along the theme of time travel. One of the categories is poetry; the children have to write a poem entitled The Speed of Light. I couldn’t resist having a go myself, thinking about some of Carl Sagan’s thoughts on the universe. I chose […]Read more "The Speed of Light – a sonnet"
Hi there, I took a Year 3 English lesson yesterday and the subject was, fortuitously, haikus. Of course, I couldn’t help but come up with a couple to go with what the children were doing. This was the inspiration… And these were the poems… Wooden eruptions Spewing branches into light Symphony of life Beautiful branches […]Read more "A Pair of Haikus"
Hi everyone, I capped off a day out in the capital with a visit to the Prince Charles Cinema for a screening of this Roger Corman effort which I had some fond childhood memories of. I say childhood memories because I don’t think I had seen this film since I was about 10 years old. […]Read more "Tonight’s Viewing – Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)"
Hi everyone, This one just came to me the other night. I was very tired and I fell asleep thinking about it. As a result, what I produced was a little disjointed so I sat on it for a few days until the chance arose to spend some time wandering around the National Gallery. I […]Read more "The Devil Breathed Out- a poem"