It’s not over yet. Vaccines and Biden-Harris are still a glimmer. We have but a few seconds left to shift life around, and portents from this 2008 piece still apply.
Another noisy gathering on the quai today. I drifted in, one of many uncertain birds, to see what was passing. First glance showed the form of any demonstration, in any city, but according to a banner it was….
England gives me culture shock. Of 80+ countries visited or dwelled in it’s the only one where I feel like an alien (Right now I am living in North Wales and looking down my nose at the border). I have lived and worked in USA, France and now returned to the UK, where I was … Continue reading Notes As Though A Visitor – Blog Introduction
Sept 29, 2015 The sleek-bellied beasts slide in, one after another. Each erstwhile roar is hushed to a hum in the final glide, wing tips dipping to the close suburban chimneys. The flow of craft is endless; a fixed plan of approach towards the outstretched runway, another world pushing down on this one. I watch … Continue reading Manchester’s Airport- Landings To Take Off (A prophetic allegory)
Dec 3, 2015 The two men ahead of me walked side by side with a certain easy, confident pace. Not with the head-down-don’t-want-to-be-here dragging feet of the typical office worker. We were crossing the modern footbridge towards the equally modern building on the Mersey dockside where I worked. At first I saw no other similarities … Continue reading Ships And Pilots Gone
Dec 7, 2015, re-written June, 2020 Motorway, Freeway, Autoroute; traffic the common pool. A constant roar. Brake lights flashing on, as the downs come out of the ups of speed. Red lights spotting in the grey murk of the rain. Some drivers are citizens of courtesy, smoothness and aesthetics. Others thrust in and out, get … Continue reading Highway Society