I’ve been thinking of doing something for Bobby Briggs for a while. I was lucky enough to meet Dana Ashbrook in 2014 and he was such a genuine, gracious chap that I grew in appreciation of his character even more. I struggled for inspiration, however, until I remembered the scene in season 3 when he […]Read more "Just a Photograph – a haiku sequence"
Hi everyone, I’ve always been fascinated with Mike’s story; how he traded his arm for redemption and a chance to hunt down his former partner. I wanted to do a special haiku to mark getting to the 200th video I’ve done. Number 200 happens to coincide with my 6th wedding anniversary and I have much bigger […]Read more "Mike’s Story – a haiku sequence"
It has been a while since I did a list. I’ve done quite a few Top 10 episodes lists of my favourite TV programmes but never touched my favourite of all. This ties in nicely with it being the Twin Peaks Festival in Washington this weekend (although in truth that’s just a fluke – I’ve […]Read more "My Top 25 Twin Peaks scenes"
Hi everyone, I’ve had another article published, not on Taste of Cinema this time but on the 25YL TV and Film website. Surprise, surprise, its Twin Peaks related. I’ve written about the European pilot episode of the series and how I view the extra scenes at the end, especially in light of Season 3. Hope […]Read more "The Forgotten Pieces"
Anyone who watches What the Haiku! will know that I can’t go more than a month without coming back to one of my favourite characters: Dick Tremayne. In his honour then, I have composed some limericks – my first attempts at this form of poetry. Limericks have a fairly strict structure in terms of rhyme […]Read more "Are you still seeing this…? Some limericks"
Hi there, I had another idea for a poem and I decided to go back to that Irish verse style called Ae Freislighe (ay fresh-lee) that I did a while ago. As I explained in that post, Ae Freislighe are highly regimented and have a complex arrangement of syllables and rhymes. It has stanzas of four […]Read more "Shelly’s Tale – a poem"
My #whatthehaiku video tonight turned into a seven-haiku collection, so I thought I’d put it here as well. Life’s Intersection A crack and you know Though you shut out what you saw You can’t stay the sound It rips through your heart Screams your baby is taken Leaving you standing Surrounded, alone Callous […]Read more "Life’s Intersection – a poem"