The Woods of Memory

The woods of memory are littered with the detritus of myriad moments The flotsam and jetsam of a life strewn along every path A small cloth elephant sits on a log bright pink, beautifully embroidered opening a path to a long trip through many countries the child’s remembrances are vague now and the path is…

Mysteries of the Black Cat

I love cats, and have two of my own. (Head to my ‘about’ page for a cute picture). It’s been a while since I’ve shared my life with a black cat, but I find them especially beautiful. Of course there have been a lot of myths and legends surrounding black cats over the centuries, so…

Empty people

All around are empty people trudging through the empty streets focused on their empty business march in step to empty beats of should and ought and how it’s done and every other empty word devoid of meaning, empty echoes empty sounds that go unheard Empty heads that long for filling Empty hearts that want to…

Disease of darkness

It started small, with forgetfulness happens to everyone But more and more, and a few lies to cover the error. It wasn’t me, I’m not to blame Everyone else is wrong but not me Gathering momentum, the gaps in her mind becoming gaping chasms Facts, conversations then memories, then people all drained away into that…

The Magpie sings

Bitonal bird sits on a fence preens sleek black and white feathers Magpie chorus heralds the close of the day sun going down and the changing of the guard Day shift of birds and all the sunlight creatures return to their nests while the night dwellers emerge Possums get restive run across the roof tops…

Review “Triangle” (2009)

“Triangle” is a supernatural thriller, and follows Jess (Melissa George), a single mother of a disabled son, who accepts an invitation to go sailing with a friend and his other friends. After running into trouble at sea, they come across a huge steam ship and board it, only to find it (apparently) deserted. Characters are…

We are all one

The Creator sketches, paints, moulds and creates electrons and neutrons and protons in infinite combination Star and space, light and dark, Water and earth and sky Vegetable and animal At our core, we are all one The whole is greater than the sum of its parts Colour and beauty and passion Heart and mind and…

Review “Son of Frankenstein” (1939

“Son of Frankenstein” was third in the Universal Studios Frankenstein series, following “Frankenstein” and “Bride of Frankenstein.” This film was directed by Rowland Lee, and starred Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, and Basil Rathbone. It has much more to recommend it than you might imagine. The plot follows Wolf Von Frankenstein (Basil Rathbone) as he comes…

Avalanche

It happened again A man is killed by the authorities one of many, latest in a long and shameful line Arrested for a minor offence killed for the colour of his skin and finally the people have had enough. It starts and swells like an avalanche gathering momentum as it sweeps down a mountain sometimes…

Cats on Youtube

Do you love cats? Do you want to watch cats? Here are five Youtube channels that will amply supply you with all your cat viewing needs. 5) Mythicbells The owner of this channel is a breeder of doll face Persians in USA, now retired. So while you won’t see any current videos of kittens, her…