Let us not be strangers when next we meet; instead I pray we should greet each other as kindred spirits.  Ancient souls inextricably and inexplicably linked together by gossamer threads of existence. Experiences shared would be our bread, emotion and empathy our wine and aperitifs.  Fortunate indeed would we be if we could pray in our […]

Let us not be strangers when next we meet; instead I pray we should greet each other as kindred spirits. Ancient souls inextricably and inexplicably linked together by thin threads of existence. Experiences shared would be our bread, emotion and empathy our wine and aperitifs. Fortunate indeed would we be if we could pray in […]

(Poem originally by Henry Rollins, adapted and transcribed for the internet) I know you. You were too short. You had bad skin. You couldn’t talk to them very well. Words didn’t seem to work. They lied when they came out of your mouth. You tried so hard to understand them. You wanted to be part […]

Climbing this week has been difficult, but rewarding.  I am definitely progressing, as both the V2 (which really should be rated as a V3+ or V4) and the other V4 project I am working on are becoming easier and easier to link to the red-line points for me.  However, I feel that to improve any […]

You’re what I rise in the morning for, You’re the reason I lay down to sleep utterly exhausted. You’re the reason I cry over all the big things and laugh at the myriad of minutia. You drive me to drink, raise me to lust, push me to succeed, and dare me to fail. You pull […]

I seated myself at the back of the congregation, silent before the proclamations and condemnations, the fire-and-brimstone treatment burning into my skin, my mind instantly reeling from the declarations of lust and sin. I could not comprehend how I was the butt-end of this joke, my mental vision filling with smoke, the cries and lies […]