Pop, pop, and poppety pop.


A friend once turned to me on a day that had no mercy in it and said, “you’re right, there is no God.” We were both watching something slowly unfolding, something cold and just petrifying cruel which couldn’t be stopped by either of us. We couldn’t exert any control over it, we could only watch; emasculated … Continue reading

A Christmas Carol or What the Dickens?


This is another guest article by Graeme No3, one of our regular contributing writers. It’s a new take on an old story and just what’s needed to blow away those post-Christmas blues. Enjoy! Pointman —-<0>— First Stave: In the first place Marley was dead. There was no doubt about it. His partner Scrooge kept the old … Continue reading

You can’t have it both ways.


We honeymooned in Paris. It was winter time and very cold, but it was still beautiful. When I say cold, I mean it was extremely cold, brutal, so much so that if you couldn’t see the frost glinting on something like the inside of a mine that’s been “salted” with gold dust by a conman, it … Continue reading

Am I still on that feckin’ planet?


I went to the movies before Christmas with my youngest son. The film was Interstellar, a science fiction thing with some interesting ideas and themes running through it, but all stitched together by an enduring father and daughter relationship. My wife told me the next day that he’d said I was very quiet at the end of … Continue reading

Act G


The last century was essentially the century of physics. We went from thinking the sun shone because it was burning, to a deeper understanding of things nuclear like atoms, electrons, neutrons, mysterons and how to make our very own big bangs with a bit of fission or fusion by smashing or mashing them together. We’ve pretty much … Continue reading