Hello, my name is David. I'm an introvert. I'm a Scot, I'm a husband, son, brother, step-dad, uncle, cousin. I'm a man. I'm 51 (and a half!). I'm a Christian - at least I try to be. I fail quite a bit of the time, but I'm still trying. I'm also a cynic. How can … Continue reading Who Is Important?
As an introvert I ofttimes find that I am forced into situations that no-one else thinks about, or takes for granted. I do not dislike people, but I don't often wish to interact with others. It gives me a feeling of dread and a heavy weight in the pit of my stomach. Buses and lifts … Continue reading In The Public Eye
I don't even know which one is me, anymore. Introvert, lover, man, husband, coward. I have spent so long being afraid, I don't know how not to anymore. Afraid of life, of dying. Afraid of success and failure. Of work and no work. Afraid of winning and losing. I am afraid of gaining what I … Continue reading How many facets do we have?
I don't want to do this anymore...
More and more I am finding that there is less and less to laugh about. There is nothing that is funny anymore. So much crap and guff, and garbage all over the place. Nothing is funny. Life grinds to a halt. The thorn in the flesh digs a little deeper, and there doesn't seem to … Continue reading Laughing . . . Failing
So, what does it mean? Well, we hear so much these days about how proud people are to be gay. They have embraced it with all their being. They want to shout it from the rooftops; and society wants us to agree with them and celebrate with them. Well, I'm straight! I'm not gay!! I … Continue reading Straight Pride
So, the Tories have won. Congratulations to all the self-centred, selfish people for voting her back in. Hope you enjoy it. Alas for the sick, disabled, foxes, unemployed, poor, old. The establishment, the tax-avoiding billionaires, the "I'm Alright Jack" brigade has won. I fear for the NHS. I fear for the normal person. I fear … Continue reading Election 2017
I have watched and rewatched M*A*S*H goodness knows how many times. One of my favourite TV programmes of all time. Every now and again there is a quote, a phrase etc that hits home. It's not always just about the jokes. One from Season 7 Episode 15, "Dear Sis" - "You saved me, Father. You … Continue reading Love Your Neighbour
Well, we're closing in on a general election in the UK. As a Scot living in England this is an interesting time. For whom do I vote? Do I vote? As a Christian can I vote for any of these parties who tend to lie through their teeth most of the time? It's not an … Continue reading Politics
A colleague asked us this morning what we liked about the rain. She is not British, and mentioned the British obsession with the weather in general, and moaning about the rain in particular (she's correct!) Here is what I wrote (more imagined than true, but . . .) - I awaken in the morning, and … Continue reading What Is Good About The Rain?