Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Sunday, February 02, 2020
And I hope the worried Londoner who talked to me by name, is okay. He was so worried and I said I was the same before but I could have said more as I left. Others too. It's a world apart. We were there for prostate reduction operations. There was a man older than the rest who was fairly quiet and another young guy who was shouting and moaning but he had other complications, probably a different operation, I think.
That was some months ago now. It's been fascinating, becoming "ten years younger." Once I'd recovered from the operation and started feeling like this, I thought it's like having part of a life to live over. What I didn't do for the past ten years and should have, I now must, or will it just be the same again?
So I'm doing some work on a writing project, instead of faffing around, noodling, doodling. But it's tricky, this "being serious" malarkey. There's a danger that my, though I say so, light & breezy text is at peril of becoming dull by having to make sense. But I hope if I rebuild on better foundations, which I am doing now, that normal service will be resumed, and light breezes shall blow again. I don't know if this is of interest to anyone other than me but no matter!
Sunday, January 05, 2020
According to Spotify, these were my top songs of 2019. It looks fairly accurate, re numbers of plays. It might not work, as the link might show your list instead of mine perhaps, I don't know and won't know. "Your Top Songs 2019" https://t.co/21Nw1Q1by8 #NowPlaying— Stephen Moran (@stephen_j_moran) December 26, 2019
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
I've made some corrections, so this is a bit more accurate than the last version I posted but it double-counts the parts of a trilogy. I also read about 300 short stories not in books! Check out #MyYearInBooks @goodreads to see the 14 books I read in 2019! https://t.co/zPRgR1bFGU— Stephen Moran (@stephen_j_moran) December 23, 2019
Sunday, December 08, 2019
Friday, December 06, 2019
We'll negotiate a credible deal and give you the final say. pic.twitter.com/aoIxOW8pPO— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) December 6, 2019
This is my position exactly. I can't wait to see that horrible Boris Johnson & his mob slink out of Downing Street before Christmas. If Johnson wins, will life in Britain even be worth living? It's not clear.
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
The Book Depository offers this with free delivery worldwide. How they manage that is anybody's guess but it's a blooming good offer. So, I'm afraid this is the hard sell, people: BUY MY BOOK. Buy, buy! Bye bye. Links: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Book Depository
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Friday, October 04, 2019
Saturday, September 07, 2019
|From Lobo, 13 High Street Harlesden, a great low-price greengrocer & fishmonger|
* Warning: Cassava is poisonous if not prepared properly. It contains a form of cyanide, which can lead to various disorders, paralysis and death. On no account should it be eaten raw. Ref. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassava#Potential_toxicity
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
if I should dream ghosts
they would be real there
should be as dreams are
dream real people become ghosts
me too dead alive here
if they should dream me
I would be real too
should be as people dead
dream real dreams become alive
ghosts there are ghosts here
Friday, July 12, 2019
Monday, June 24, 2019
|The London Silence, cover flat|
I buried my stash of copies in a recycling bin, so it became pulp fiction. However, secondhand copies could still be bought on Amazon. Just recently, I thought, "I'll buy all of those and bin them too" but it's not possible as some are priced at outrageous levels. However, a strange thing happened next.
For the first time in nearly 15 years, I started re-reading the text and it wasn't as bad as I expected. Maybe my standards have slipped but I don't think it's that. It's because here were things that without this text were completely lost to my mind. It's a museum of me.
I now have a collection of used books, some of which I signed and numbered in 2004. They found their way to charity shops and thence to World of Books and that's fine. One of them is actually pristine, from a bookshop I imagine, as a few did go to real bookshops in the US & UK.
I'm still not happy with the ending, general restrained flow or anyway a lack of plenitude, underwriting, typo "alter" for "altar". But then I've noticed numerous typos in famous bestselling books since then and love it when I spot them so, again, - relief.
I used to complain to my friend at the publisher (Pretend Genius) that the book should never have been published, but now I think I should say an overdue thank you to them and that, after all, it wasn't so bad. I'm even thinking about a new edition, or rehabilitating parts of it, only I'd like to finish other things I've started since then first.