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Three From the Bar

Three From the Bar

  Older At my first bar-job I couldn’t understand why the old men would stand at the bar every night and order a measure of whisky with a glass of beer. I understand now. *** Family It happened quickly. These things usually do. Six leaning on a high-table, all drinking. Blood soaks through the laughter […]

No Fakes. No Liars. No Cheats.

No Fakes. No Liars. No Cheats.

    “The fake, liar or cheat wasn’t going to read that statement and think, “Well, that’s told me. Better steer clear of this one.” Let’s push the boat out and meet on Saturday afternoon, she said via text. I didn’t really want to have a first date during daylight hours, I didn’t say in […]

By February 25, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Beyond the Edge

Beyond the Edge

“A child saves a person’s life. Does that alter the child’s perception of life, of how arbitrary it is, yet at the same time instilling the notion that they have the power to stop death simply by reaching out their hand?” We stayed off school that day because even two eight-year-old boys can sometimes have […]

By February 17, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
A Note to the Judgmental Body-Shamers

A Note to the Judgmental Body-Shamers

It’s the people who are openly judging others who have the problem, but they, sadly, cannot see it. A few days ago I spoke to a friend on Facebook who said that she was due to visit her father later in the week, but was already dreading the visit. She hadn’t seen him in a […]

Grand Canyon : Donald Trump – Destroyer, Not Creator

Grand Canyon : Donald Trump – Destroyer, Not Creator

If you’re think of voting for Donald Trump, use his Scottish golf course fiasco and how he screwed over others for the ‘glory of Trump’ as just one example of this man’s over-riding, outdated and hate-filled philosophy, which for Trump comes down to just one thing – do it to them before they do it […]

Stoking Up the Creative Fire: Absinthe versus Coffee

Stoking Up the Creative Fire: Absinthe versus Coffee

A post in which I ramble about Prague, absinthe and espresso. “After the first glass of absinthe you see things as you wish they were. After the second you see them as they are not. Finally you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world. That is […]

By February 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Julian Gallo Explores the Consequences of Leaving It All Behind in His New Novel ‘Breathe’

Julian Gallo Explores the Consequences of Leaving It All Behind in His New Novel ‘Breathe’

“Looking back at ‘Breathe’ I could see that in a way it was a cry for help, a yearning to leave the past behind and move forward towards bigger and better things.” – Julian Gallo “Sometimes you put up walls not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.” […]

By January 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
How To Lie Like a Professional Online Travel Writer

How To Lie Like a Professional Online Travel Writer

“There’s an alternative life waiting and it comes with a beach but you need to have the guts to take that first step because, as everyone is aware, via those inspirational quotes – that first step on the journey to a new life is always the hardest.” Telling lies to get a job I don’t […]

By December 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
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