Brave New World

This year is shaping up nicely. It was a daunting step leaving my job without something to go to, but I’m feeling so much better in this brave new world. I’m healthy, strong, and enjoying having time to follow my creative passions and absorb the wonderful culture London town has to offer. Here follows a whistle-stop tour on some of what’s been popping off in my life and what’s on the horizon. Continue reading “Brave New World”

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2015 Retrospective

Thoreau

Well, that was an emotional year. One of great challenge, great change and much progress. I fell off the blogging radar for much of the second half of the year due to the difficulty I was having in coming to terms with the death of my former student, Bryony Bonekyn. This led me to evaluate what was going on in my life and led me to the conclusion it was time to quit my job of over 14 years and spend 2016 doing more of what makes me happy. You’ve got one life. Thoreau summed it up perfectly, so I’m going into the woods in 2016, metaphorically and perhaps literally. Wish me luck! Continue reading “2015 Retrospective”

Lost Boy

“Writing is a lonely job. Having someone who believes in you makes a lot of difference. They don’t have to make speeches. Just believing is usually enough.”

 Stephen King

Typewriter

In the summer of 2010, I took a play to the Edinburgh Festival called Lost Boy. I co-wrote it with a colleague as I was passionate about telling the true story of a young man I know who was trafficked to London as a child from Nigeria and who experienced a childhood of domestic servitude and abuse. When he was no longer eligible for child benefit he was thrown onto the streets. A talented artist striving to get to university, he was threatened with deportation to a Nigeria he had no memory of unless he could prove he had lived in the country for 14 years or more. With no papers, how could he prove his identity?  Continue reading “Lost Boy”

Who I Am And Why I’m Here

Power of Words
I’m a creative person who loves long distance running. I’m here because I love writing, and I want to share my words with a wider audience. After many years of scribbling away in isolation at home, I love the fact these words can be read by people all over the world. I find the feedback from readers makes it more satisfying to blog publicly than to keep a personal diary. You should read my blog if you want to read honest, from-the-heart posts with a running and creativity focus.  Continue reading “Who I Am And Why I’m Here”