Right, I am somewhat in a dizzy miffed off mood today.
So this one is a bit of a rant.
There is something that I really just do not get! What is it about sex with a child????
Right, sex is about giving pleasure and taking pleasure right? It is about enjoyment and climax and orgasm right?
It's about love and lust and emotions.
And you can get ANY of that from a bloody kid???
Ian Watkins today pleaded guilty to a series of depraved child sex offences, including the attempted rape of
Ever stopped to wonder why some people leave an indelible mark on our lives?
It is something that I ponder often.
Take for example JFK. 50 years ago this week, a president that has in so many ways touched all of our lives, be us from a generation that were there at the time, or children of today's generation, he is a man that stood out in our world as a special man.
Was he perfect?
Far from it. In fact, if you listen to the in depth analysis of his life as a man, he was pretty much
Ok, so its holiday season coming up, and of course for all our American friends, they'll be doing the traditional turkey in a week or so, and for the rest of us, come christmas, we'll be catching up with our own celebration of bird flesh.
So figured I'd share my recipe for a smashing Turkey Roast.
HOW TO COOK A TURKEY.
Step 1. Buy a turkey.
Step 2. Have a glass of wine.
Step 3. Stuff turkey.
Step 4. Have a glass of wine.
Step 5. Put turkey in the oven.
Step 6. Relax and h
How long has it been since I have sat down to tap on the keyboard to write a blog???
Too damn long if I am honest.
So, yeah, I kind of fell off the face of the planet for a while.
Actually still not totally in control of things for that matter, but as they go, there is not an awful lot of difference I can make to anything, other than keep the old chin (actually all three of them haha) up and plod on.
Medically I was dealt a blow a number of months back.
Never a good thing to h
Stephen Spielberg stand aside. Peter Jackson can come see me for lessons! Had George Lucas on the phone all morning, and Andy Wachowski is going all "Desperately Seeking Susan" on me!!!
And why is all this happening?
Well, it is simple really! If you'd been in my dream last night, you'd have had no doubt it was a masterpiece of visual fiction.
Oh man there was edge of your seat action. In fact, forget edge of the seat, the whole gallery would have been on its feet cheering. There wa
Give anyone a chance, and you'd be amazed at how many of them will completely surprise you.
As hard as it is to not judge a book by its cover, to not form some kind of preconceived perception of someone when we first meet or speak, I frequently am guilty of doing this. In many ways it irritates me, as it is something that I have worked really hard to try not to do, yet constantly, I find myself jumping to conclusions and guessing.
Thing is, more often than not I am so bloody far off the
It is a murmur
A quite touch, a gasp, a quiver;
A simple sign
A rise and fall, an in and out.
It is so fragile
So precious, glorious, special;
A delicate marvel
That points to all we hold dear.
Yet, but a moment
Is all time needs to snuff it out;
A simple second
To tear, and rip, and take.
In a fleeting instant, escaped;
To grace another's lips
To dwell in another place.
Please treasure this gift
Revel in its particular joys;
Love, smile, laugh
Take time to en
People's perceptions within society has always been something that's interested me.
It is quite funny actually, without even meaning too, we develop these pre conceived ideas about how life and our place in society should look. We get this from our parents, social norms within our culture, social trends within the world around us, our peers, the media and the way in which this vast array of information that hits us as we grow up is interpreted and received by those that have the biggest infl
Well, hell, it has been a good many moon's since I've sat and had a plonk away at the keyboard to fill out some space on my blog.
Where the hell have I been you ask?
Good question really. Things in my personal life have kept me really busy of late. Some really weird shit, some pretty exciting stuff, and of course, there is the stuff we get up to here at GA that keeps us out of mischief too.
Haha. Ok to explain that a bit more....
Well not so long back, my mom had a TIA or Mini St
So I got a message out the blue today from a reader of a story I have been posting here at GA.
It was actually really nice to hear from a reader, and get someone following up on a story that has kind of been standing stagnant for far too long. Thing is, I have kind of written myself into a bit of a corner on this one.
The story takes place at the turn of the century a time when being gay was not openly done, and so we have two youngsters that are attracted to one another, and realising t
So spring officially starts on the 1st March ey?
Someone needs to tell the weather gods this me finks! I had an early morning trip to make today, and woke up to a proper blanket of snow on the ground. Ok only half an inch thick, but thing is, that is enough in this country these days to make life really interesting.
So we hope in the car and make our way down to the Mental Health Facility where mom's specialist is. It's her check up today. Rush hour traffic at 9 am in the morning.
So it is Mother's Day here in the UK today.
Ya know, every year we go through the motions, and say our thanks, but it takes time to understand what someone really is to us, and over time, we learn what it took to bring us up to who we are today.
I am so damn lucky that I was really close to my folks. Not everyone got to enjoy the experience I have had, and that is a sad state of affairs. We are all different and have been through our different circumstances, it are these that make us who
So it is the weekend.
Really? When did this happen?
Well it has been a pretty weird week for me, and as I am determined to get some writing done tonight, I decided to kick it off with some blogging first right. So here's some of the highlights of my week,
Well, when I say it's been weird, it's really been rather strange. I am quite certain someone kidnapped my normal, sane and objective body and replaced with something that was just acting as me for a couple of days.
My sister and I have been sharing videos over the last couple of months since she began her treatment. I guess it was sort of a way to try give her something to smile at each time we exchanged something.
I had a pretty hard day today. A lot on my mind, and at a busy stage with work right now too. This evening when I finally sat down to check my facebook, I had this waiting in my inbox for me.
Remember when you were young, and the world was so wonderful, and exciting, and vibrant? Remembe
It is at times like this weekend that I am rudely reminded that despite the daily difficulties I face on my own, I am not alone in the world, and while there are times I feel very much alone, and at odds with all that is going on around me, there are others going through difficulties just as vivid and real to them as my own are to me.
Wrapping myself in a cocoon of my own making, getting lost in self pity and getting disillusioned by my circumstances is easy. I've written before about how se
I haven't written on my blog for a while. Several reasons for that. I've been working on a piece for my personal blog, one I've been doing for a fair amount of time, and been thinking it through much. Work has been pretty hectic to be fair.
I been able to catch up on some reading this week too. It is some of this which I choose to write about today, and pay tribute to some of the amazing talent that comes freely to us here on GA.
Each of us has something that makes a story, book, narrati
It's a subject that comes up often in one way or another, and it seems to have been a hot potato for some. I know I've blogged and shared my thoughts about reviews a few times, and I think we all have various different idea's and ways of reviewing. So what is a review really?
Well, I think it is fair to say that there is no hard or fast rule to what a review is. In many ways it is simply just feedback from a reader to a writer right? In terms of its definition a review would be seen as a fo
So, Space is the last real place that mankind is engaged in real pioneering exploration right. So does the idea of space inspire you enough to want to get involved in this exploration? Does the idea of being involved in the discovery of something new, unique and completely unknown make your juices flow enough to make you excited enough to want to take part in making some amazing discovery?
That all sounds too expensive, difficult, time consuming, and frankly Mr Yettie, I have no inte
I am lucky enough to have grown up in a place where I was able to be close to nature and bare witness to some of the most remarkable animals on our planet.
I consider myself honoured to have been close to elephants, been charged by a rhino, stood eye to eye with a water buffalo, watched a pride of lions devour its kill. I've stroked a cheetah, albeit a baby one. I have listened to the hyena giggling outside our tent in the dead of night.
I've taken pictures of the cutest jackal (i never
So when did you figure out your sexuality either one way or the other?
You know what I got to thinking about it today, and got curious. When was it in my own life that I became aware that gay was the way I was hardwired?
Right so I guess I became sexually aware of what sexuality was all about around 10 or 11. I mean as a kid growing up, the difference between girls and boys was obvious and something I explored a bit as a kid, but it was only when I moved to a special Christian college th
Well, I've taken some time out from the regular daily grind over Christmas to spend some time focusing on reading that I've been wanting to do for ages.
I also used the break to dedicate some really much needed time to writing, and chapters for my latest adventure continue to take form and roll off the press as it were, something I'm really chuft about, as I've been waiting to get this one of the ground for ages.
I got to do a full rewrite on my anthology entry, which I've been told by
Disaster of the highest order struck on Christmas day. The Yettie made a balls up!
I figured to myself that I'd be smooth and get all my veg and stuff preps on Christmas Eve after opening pressies. Not that this would take very long, it was just mom and me, but still it's always been a crimbo tradition to open our gifts on Christmas eve. I guess as kids we were just too impatient to wait till Christmas day!
So yeah, I pealed the spuds, sorted out the greens, organised the carrots and th
So it is right on our doorstep ey! Christmas Eve is here and while this year may really not seem like all the others I've known or enjoyed, it is still for me somewhat of a symbol of hope that there is some purpose for us all in this world, and we can come together and remember those we miss and cherish and spend time with those we still have time to be able to spend.
I am not overly religious, but I have indicated in the past that I do have a belief, and so I guess that the season also bea
Well, hell that was on mind twister of a day. I mean the carnage of oblivion was so chaotic I am surprised that I can at all make it to a keyboard and be able to share my thoughts of doomsday and the effects of being lost somewhere on the edge of existence. It was actually really good to meet half of you on the stairs up to this waiting room, I guess the other half were going down stairs???
I can quite honestly say I am pretty glad that I'm still breathing today. Not that I expected oth
So the Mayan's reckon they know something that we don't ey?
Well if this is so, then by all accounts come sometime Friday, I'll be sitting somewhere in either a heaven or a hell or somewhere in between, as yeah, I guess I am one of those crazy goons that believes in an afterlife of some sort.
I am not really worried about it, I mean I made comment in a post on the Forum the other day, that mankind has been predicting the demise of the world since the time the first civilisations began re