Category Archives: Beginnings

Many Moons Ago…

The Wings of the Dawn opens with an attack on the furthest inhabited outpost in the Solar System, a place – a real place, or so I thought – called ‘Karla’. When I wrote it all I could remember about … Continue reading

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Spem in Alium

A man I loved, a man who had a profound and permanent and life-enhancing impact on me, died yesterday. I just wish I had been privileged enough to meet him. We are not good, in this country, at being male … Continue reading

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The Fascination of What’s Difficult

I had an interesting conversation earlier today. My brother and I and our friend Bruce were talking about the pleasure that exists in difficulty. By that I mean both the pleasure one takes in accomplishing a difficult thing, and also … Continue reading

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Debt of Honour

I am one of those people who doesn’t have a problem wearing their influences on their sleeve. I am also one of those people who regards the lit-fic crowd with a definite mistrust. I consider story to be the be-all … Continue reading

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Never Mind The Bedrocks – part 2.

In Never Mind The Bedrocks – part 1 I began to get into the discussion concerning evolution vs. creationism. To summarise the previous post, I made the following points: Intelligent Design is creationism in disguise, and it is not science. … Continue reading

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Never Mind The Bedrocks – part 1.

One of the wonders – to me at least – of the internet is that it facilitates interesting conversation without being hindered by money (a key concern for those of us on pay-as-you-go tariffs!), distance, or time. And the internet, … Continue reading

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