This week’s journal picks up where last week’s ended with us visiting my folks at The Briar Patch in Pennsylvania. The most important thing for me to do was finding roses for Debbie as I always try to make sure she has fresh flowers for her birthday, valentines day and our anniversary; The Nose Gay […]
We could go straight for the obvious gutter joke here and list Nasty Nurses, Shaving Ryan’s Privates and Good Will Humping as the movies that, ahem, moved me. Not this time. This series of articles is a literary wander through the movies that made enough of an impact on this scribe that even today he might find himself looking longingly […]
We’re brought into the pre-op phase by a perky nurse named Becky. Bill is the first patient of her day which began at 5AM. As she feeds information into the computer and explains what to expect, the three of us laugh and joke around. She’s not only competent but funny and caring, too. Becky appreciates […]
Tom Stanley works in the sales department for Wired, a mid-sized company that specializes in phone installation for small businesses. Wired was recently bought out by a multinational corporation, Nile, who has been making some fairly drastic changes to the company, such as letting the old sales manager go and replacing him with the young and handsome Bill Traverse.
After fits and starts springtime seems to have arrived in earnest. Among the eighteen paddlers who showed up this morning short sleeves were much in evidence, and some Huligans had anointed themselves with sunscreen before leaving home. The only cloud on the horizon was a figurative one. The official marine weather forecast featured a Strong […]
A multi-character saga set against the backdrop of country club culture.
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‘Mister Chingombe is dead.’ I was standing on the verandah outside my office, and in front of me was a member of the office staff, Sergeant Gunda, in his khaki uniform with epaulettes denoting his rank. I had just arrived from Harare to start the day’s work, and Gunda was the first person I had […]
Coaching legend and fashion icon Bill Belichick will be making his ninth trip back to the Super Bowl as a head coach, which amounts to more times than I’ve visited my grandparents in the past decade. Just keep sending the savings bonds, nana, and feel free to throw in a Werther’s Original for good measure. […]
A few years ago, I wrote a novella, something a little different for me. Light-hearted crime. In Leeds, of course, but not something anyone was likely to publish. It’s been sitting around my various hard drives ever since, mostly forgotten. However, I thought that, to fill the weeks between now and Christmas, I’d serialise it […]
Spy Who Came in From the Cold My Immortal AU, for kicks and giggles. Chapters 1-12.
When the Armistice was signed 100 years ago today, many took to the streets in celebration. This article was written by one of the North Devon Herald’s journalists and describes the scenes in Barnstaple on that memorable day. “PEACE HAS BROKEN OUT!” I was in the midst of a shorthand transcript in the reporters’ sanctum […]
In response to a bumper crop of articles flooding the Canadian media scene on the subject of today’s official legalization of marijuana, the Canadian government has passed an emergency law officially asking people to just chill, the weed isn’t going anywhere. The bill’s passing through the legislature was reportedly quick, efficient, and surprisingly unhindered […]