GHOSTS IN MIRRORS


In July 2018 I was given the task of reviewing Cor van den Heuvel’s Selected Haiku. He is regarded as a significant figure in haiku circles. In his Afterword I learned that he was much influenced by Alain Robbe-Grillet’s work which propelled me into re-reading the novels with this in mind starting with Jealousy. This […]

Bread and Circuitry (R13+)


Back to Napoleonic Times It has been suggested that the great new Labour leadership under Jeremy Corbyn wants to take us back to the 1980’s while the ‘media’ in general has deliberately failed to head-line the fact that the Tories are intent on taking the country back to Victorian times, or even earlier, to bash […]

STORIES (R12+)


(For Laurie & Pat & Patrick & Tom & Ed & All…) Life’s a Story We Tell Ourselves One of the stories I tell myself is that it’s always time to begin again, like Mr Polly. Last night (3rd May 2014) for the umpteenth time I watched the old b&w, entirely gimmickless, film The History […]

The ROOM Series (R11)


I’ve just produced ROOM FIVE—a loose collection of philosophical, literary, anti-capitalist and anarchistic autobiographical ramblings. The series started in 2001 with a book, originally simply called ROOM,  that was supposed to be stand-alone but the book’s format and discipline has become a kind of obsession: ROOM SIX is in production and I have it in […]

Enneagram §18


The Soloist At a recent Enneagram Workshop, we discussed ways of making it easier to code some shorthand characteristics for each of the 9 Fixations in such a way as to be able to recall their qualities more fluently when needed. Famous people, film stars, people we know, cartoon characters, symbols—whatever works for you! The […]