Story is everywhere

| March 6, 2020

Yesterday It seems an hour plus more of feeling through articles of history, sensing the writers’ directions, passions and dedications has come to a close for this time. I wander to the deck and stand before the behemoth twins. As the starboard bow opens…its wheel provides the sharp but not unpleasant tones of the skakuhachi. […]

The Right Words – the Right Notes

| February 8, 2020

Concerning Hobbits Lord of the Rings Oneness So far from Scotland and piping – yet the sound of a tin whistle brings the days of the Celts – Picts and Gaels to mind. The age of then is here within a much read and spoken story – time and time again. With each line by […]

Structure, Skirt and Wheel

| January 4, 2020

Reoccurring Imagery in Film Near the start of this New Year I turn again to films whose peninsular lands I have wandered. From Peter Weir’s Gallipoli, that galvanized my interest in film-making, to Russell Crowe’s The Water Diviner whose pilgrim father is a character to whom I relate. In Weir’s Gallipoli it is the runner, within Mark […]

Three Chords and the Truth

| September 15, 2019

Art in Storytelling Its poetry…words…wordsmithing…art…cadence…metaphor. Its heartache and longing, joy and celebration, finding a path, search and discovery, its about others and…its about self. How many times have I rummaged about the endless papers of forced lyrics and find amongst them the ones that have remained? Sometimes we try too hard to repeat our talents, […]

The Lost Things

| February 24, 2019

The Reminders Before Us And they come back to us in our dreams…in ways that reminders place themselves before us…we see them with our eyes, our hearts…hear their soft rasp beside our ears and at night with a gentle breeze across our pillow – as if their virtual hand remains there to remind us – […]