I Cannot Pretend I am Without Fear

I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved; I have been given much and I have given something in return; I have read and traveled and thought and written. I have had an intercourse with the world, the special intercourse of writers … Continue reading I Cannot Pretend I am Without Fear


On torture

I don't go for political opinions on here, but the recent revelations about what the CIA and the UK intelligence agencies have disturbed me. Here are some quotes that sum up my feelings. “It's convenient how everyone who supports waterboarding and torture, or "enhanced interrogation techniques" as they like to call it, have never experienced … Continue reading On torture

Listened to Marc Maron's interview with Robin Williams and had my heart opened up by it. He asks him if he's alright at one point and I fought back tears because we are all burdened by the knowledge of what happened.  No one really dies.  They live on in memories and art.  I struggle with … Continue reading

“The human race…

“The human race is the most stupid and unfair kind of race. A lot of the runners don't even get decent sneakers or clean drinking water. Some runners are born with a massive head start, every possible help along the way and still the referees seem to be on their side. It's not surprising a … Continue reading “The human race…