The Drawbacks of Goodness and Gratitude

As you may already know, I walk a spiritual path, or try to. I long ago became realistic about being spirit in the human world, and don’t try for the flowing robes and carefree hair, barefoot in the grass, type approach. I’m not cynical, it just doesn’t work for me. There’s too much damned realityContinue reading “The Drawbacks of Goodness and Gratitude”

The Emmett Technique

As I’m sitting here in the sun waiting for my husband to finish his Emmett treatment, I fold that I didn’t feel like playing solitaire on my phone. What should I do? I asked myself. Then I thought ‘why not a blog on Emmetts, after all you are supposed to be here to help.’ NothingContinue reading “The Emmett Technique”

Too Many Lonely Coffees

I’ve sat in many coffee shops nursing cups of coffee Watching people interacting in an ordinary way My loneliness is crippling but no one gives a toffee Somehow they know (how could they know?) That I was born this way Fate played an icy game when I came into this world Setting fingers of indifferenceContinue reading “Too Many Lonely Coffees”

Things I Thought I Needed

When I was young I felt like no one and nothing. I’d dreamed of going to university, flying the nest, travelling the world, and having a great career as an interpreter in foreign climes. Instead my parents took me out of school aged 16 because I had one bad year where school was boring andContinue reading “Things I Thought I Needed”

Youth is Wasted on the Young

Like most young people I never thought I would ever utter such sacrilegious words. Now I’m finally young I understand how true they are. I’m 65 years young, and next month I become a state pensioner, don’t ask me how that happened. It follows a prediction of my mother’s: one moment you’ll be 21 andContinue reading “Youth is Wasted on the Young”

Behind Belief

“The way he thought about it was this: his colleagues were excellent at reading the time on the clock face, but it often seemed to surprise them to discover there were cogs behind it that made the hands turn.”Alex North: The Half Burnt House This tickled me pink when I read it, written as itContinue reading “Behind Belief”

Coronation Conniptions

So today’s the day. Love it or hate it, the UK and Commonwealth (those nations still monarchies) are getting an official King crowned in the eyes of God. Dedicating himself to a duty that only ends with the grave. That’s a BIG commitment. Division rules This blog isn’t about royal worship, royal loathing, or evenContinue reading “Coronation Conniptions”


This post follows on from the one on Determinism last week. I found myself mulling over the idea at the weekend and the oddest thought came to me. Even before I married my ex the only eventual choice would be to divorce him. There were no other options. This got me thinking about gut instinct,Continue reading “Pre-Determined?”