Essays and Poems

I occasionally write more‑or‑less silly poems and more‑or‑less serious essays.

Since I have started a 2024 resolution to publish an essay a week, the essays below have started appearing on Substack too both in written form, and also as audio in case, like me, you enjoy listening to stuff while you are driving or washing up.

Awareness

I realise that when I wrote about Consciousness a couple of months back, I used the terms ‘consciousness’ and ‘self-awareness’ fairly interchangeably. What’s the difference? I believe it’s all to

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Age

Is old age unavoidable, or should we fight it?
If we were to choose to fight old age what is the enemy? Would we be trying to postpone death or

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Awareness

I realise that when I wrote about Consciousness a couple of months back, I used the terms ‘consciousness’ and ‘self-awareness’ fairly interchangeably. What’s the difference? I believe it’s all to

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Age

Is old age unavoidable, or should we fight it?
If we were to choose to fight old age what is the enemy? Would we be trying to postpone death or

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The Coconut

Zoe asked me for a coconut poem. I wrote the first verse and she seemed happy with that. But then my mind wandered back to the wretched experiences

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Nuts

I wrote this to complete the structure of my book, Lifehacks, and it turned out to be the most popular poem in the whole thing..

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The Sink Plunger

March 2020: The girls and I were in a camper van in Sicily. Ania was on a cross country cycle ride with a group of bloggers. One day later Italy

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The Coconut

Zoe asked me for a coconut poem. I wrote the first verse and she seemed happy with that. But then my mind wandered back to the wretched experiences

. . . . . . »

Nuts

I wrote this to complete the structure of my book, Lifehacks, and it turned out to be the most popular poem in the whole thing..

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The Sink Plunger

March 2020: The girls and I were in a camper van in Sicily. Ania was on a cross country cycle ride with a group of bloggers. One day later Italy

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