Death Notice.

The death, today, has been announced of Common Sense. It is with a sad heart that we say a final fare-thee-well to our old friend. Truth be told he was in ill health for many a long year, but these past few years his decline has been more marked. Once a well known figure, respected … Continue reading Death Notice.


Who Am I?

If I do not talk to you in person very much; if I leave a meeting quietly; if I am in a lift (elevator) with you - and others - and I'm looking at the floor; if I seemingly ignore you, I am not being rude. I am not being high 'n' mighty. I do … Continue reading Who Am I?

Depression Sucks – But . . .

It literally sucks the life out of you. It sucks until there is nothing left, and you have been left high and dry. But . . . . . . I wonder if I have been using it as a bit of a crutch, as a bit of an excuse, recently. Bumping along on the … Continue reading Depression Sucks – But . . .

The milk of human kindness curdled again this morning.

I can only assume that National Express West Midlands employees are given Horlicks as part-payment for wages. Two heartless, jobsworth people this morning. One a driver who shook his head at me as I indicated I would like on. He was at the stop, and had moved c. 3 inches, but had to stop to … Continue reading The milk of human kindness curdled again this morning.

This Is Me –

This is also me - Kim is stressed & depressed; Lack of money due to elderly dog and other problems; Worried about Kim; Thorn in the flesh not f***ing going away; Own Depression & Stress; Not wanting to deal with other people's problems (i.e. not wanting to come to work - especially in an open-plan … Continue reading This Is Me –

It’s Not (Often) Funny Anymore.

The older I become - or the further in time the years become -  the fewer reasons I find to laugh. It's just not funny anymore. Everything. Life. Work. Experiences. Failure. Success. Regrets. Goals. Reasons. Don't misunderstand me. I'm not a grumpy old man. I'm nearly 53, so definately middle-aged, and I am prone to … Continue reading It’s Not (Often) Funny Anymore.


Attempted break-in at our house;Attempted break-in at mother-in-law's house;Central Heating broken;Kim really suffering with her depression;Doubts about predestination and election;Suicidal thoughts;Not wanting to leave the house;Hating myself;Doubts about work;Not able to stop Lizzy (our wee black X-breed) from weeing in the house;Money;Marriage;Self-Esteem;Life...

Lest We Forget…

Anthem for Doomed Youth  BY WILFRED OWEN What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?  — Only the monstrous anger of the guns.  Only the stuttering rifles' rapid rattle Can patter out their hasty orisons. No mockeries now for them; no prayers nor bells; Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs,— The shrill, demented … Continue reading Lest We Forget…