Christmas

  When, according to the Bible, Jesus was asked which of the commandments was the greatest His reply was to remind His followers to love God with their all.  When I defined myself as a person of faith and, more explicitly, as a Christian that was important to me.  It meant that I had an [...]

Be Write Here Now

Be Write Here Now

"I have an idea for a novel." I say to anyone who will listen. Once the laughter stops, once the look of incredulity has faded, once the awkward silence has lifted and once their own pitch for a best-seller has been delivered I am left feeling...awkward, unsure, disillusioned and full of doubt. No. More awkward. [...]

100 Words On…

100 Words On…

I made the mistake of sharing my opinion on a certain member of the Royal family the other day.  Crudely, and from a position of ignorance, I tried to suggest that this person didn't have troubles but, instead, faced inconveniences.  I thought it would be obvious that I was commenting on his position of enormous [...]

Louder Than Words Festival

Louder Than Words Festival

Just think about this for a second. There is a place where you can listen to post-punk, pop 'n' roll, soul boy and survivor Edwyn Collins discuss his life and work as well as hear him perform a song or two. There is a place where you can hear Dr Beate Peter (Lapsed Clubber Project), [...]