Poem: Search Engines


What of those moments when we are touched by a feeling, sense or knowledge that connects us to the inexpressible? I had one as a child. My father very seriously explained that it had been a taste of God’s love. Although I did not understand, this satisfied me for some years. As a struggling physics… Continue reading Poem: Search Engines

Poem: An Appeal on Behalf of the Greek Philosophers Corroboration Fund


Long, long ago in a country far, far away, Anaxagoras wrote that in the beginning everything was combined in one mass. Billions of research dollars later, scientists said that before the Big Bang, there was one lump of matter, from which the universe came.   Democritus wrote that atoms form everything we see. Then, Epicurus… Continue reading Poem: An Appeal on Behalf of the Greek Philosophers Corroboration Fund

Poem: Life in Three Psychotherapeutic Epsiodes


Our first years pass in Freudian bliss. We are all there is apart from sex, which is all around.  It offers itself from mother, food and everything else. Sadly, the innocent joys of childhood do not linger on into sexless sex-obsessed adolescence, when we slaver like Pavlovian dogs over every unapproachable wet dream that rings… Continue reading Poem: Life in Three Psychotherapeutic Epsiodes

Post-apocalyptic Science Fiction and Early Medieval Fantasy


The novels I am currently revising for publication include post-apocalyptic science fiction and early medieval fantasy. For me at least, there is a logical connection between these sub-genres. From the European point of view, the early Middle Ages was a time of enormous change after the collapse of the western Roman Empire: new peoples, huge population decline,… Continue reading Post-apocalyptic Science Fiction and Early Medieval Fantasy