Heart in the Darkness – Vietnam

| September 9, 2017

“We penetrated deeper and deeper into the heart of darkness.” Joseph Conrad, 1899 In 1978 I read Heart of Darkness. In 1979 I watched Apocalypse Now. I went to the cinema on my own that early evening and still, to this day, recall the opening. Rotating sound across a black screen, jungle, the hint of smoke, silence, […]

Your Destination is Dunkirk

| July 26, 2017

Moonstone The 700 little ships of Dunkirk included fishing boats, lifeboats, pleasure boats, private yachts and launches berthed along the River Thames and the southern and eastern coasts of England. There were three routes the boats could take, each journey with unique hazards. Route Z (39 nautical miles) the shortest route, of two hours sailing […]

Like Things – Dissimilar Things – Creating Connection

| June 4, 2017

Chance – Observation – Imagery – Voice and even a little Research A recent opportunity allowed me to think a bit more about what I do to create content – to find relationships between like things, dissimilar things and to create or perhaps reconnect connections. I suggested to my audience there were five keys that […]

To Hold You in My Arms Again

| September 5, 2015

When Circumstances Keep Us Apart The other night I watched The Water Diviner…for the second time – a typical fate of mine when drawn into a story, removing myself away from the critics and enjoying someone’s vision. As I sat with my Rosemary I watched for her reactions to the words, images and soundtrack that […]

As 2014 Fades Away

| December 31, 2014

Thoughts of Home I find inspiration in many places and sometime in the last year or two was told about Alfie Boe and the song Bring Him Home from Les Miserables. I have seen “Les Mis” at the Palace Theatre, London with good friends and my best friend Rosemary. I recall the event well, enthralled […]