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On Fairytales, Romantic Fantasy and the Bourgeois

When in my twenties I belatedly came into real contact with the Punk movement and related underground anti bourgeois drug-taking communities and thought worlds, I immediately knew I wanted very little to do with this possible way of being, this psychic underbelly as I saw it… I aspired to the upper realms, in philosophy a …

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The Sword of the Fifth Element and the Long Tail

There’s a ‘long tail’ – or long tale – to the things we create, if we live (and believe) long enough and don’t forget too much but let it all simmer on a long-term ‘back burner’ – or perhaps call it an athanor, or alchemist’s oven, which would slowly heat ingredients to fuse them together. …

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A stone by any other name would smell…

Well my niece weighed in on the great stone/poo affair and that did it! Announcing the withdrawal of the cover with the stone formerly known as Poo. I have left no stone unturned in my bid to love all and give unnecessary offence to none. 🙂 The carved side of the stone is duly presented …

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Can we love excrement?

Oh dear!   Started the year with a well-intentioned little ebook close to my heart called ‘How to Love everyone and Everything – starting with a stone’,  (uploaded here as a free ebook: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/604151 ) and the first Facebook comment I got was, ‘It looks like a turd…’ Back to earth with a thud! But the friend …

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How to Love Everyone and Everything – starting with a stone

Happy New Year! This was uploaded around midnight. How to Love Everyone and Everything – starting with a stone It’s free for now – download and enjoy! Let me know what you think – review or just give it some stars on Smashwords… I’ll be putting it up on Kindle now, but their minimum price …

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The Passing of my Mother, and a Portrait of the Artist as an Old Man

My mental finger has been hovering over the ‘reset button’ of my life as I approach the sobering age of sixty (On June 25th 2014). More so since my mother unexpectedly caught pneumonia and died last week, aged 92. Such is the reality of all process – it is governed not by what has gone …

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A Bio page as personal manifesto

Today I was lured back into the realm of writing if only to add an ‘author profile’ to the Amazon UK site, after an unprecedented overnight spike in sales there (well, 6 actual paid sales at 99c each), spurred me out of my deep resignation at the jadedness of the web book consumers of the world. …

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A New ebook on the vexed question of why Nerds so often ‘fail’

This is Letter Two in the series I called ‘If You’re so Smart, How Come You Ain’t Rich’ – a money handbook strictly for the Nerds. Simple Nodes Prosper – Letter Two of the series “If you’re so Smart, How Come You Ain’t Rich?” Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Motivational Essay » Business By Peter Harris Rating: Not yet rated. Published: …

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