Graham of Anywhere

Welcome to Graham of Anywhere

Though there’s a sense that one can only return with more than when one left. Be it feats, be it wisdom. Be it money, be it love. With little to show, and little to gain, instinct says run further. For when you’re facing a challenge, you needn’t face yourself.
Yesterday 23:05
But it’s not through desire, and it’s not through longing. Maybe it’ll be disillusionment, maybe it’ll be economic disenfranchisement. Maybe it’ll be the need to build, or the need to change. Maybe it’ll be a call to face the past.
Yesterday 22:51
All the places I’ve lived seem distant, as if they were lots of mini-lives lived back-to-back. Edinburgh is the furthest of them all, and seems to represent the greatest fall. But if there’s nothing for me anywhere, why not there.
Yesterday 22:42

Scottish independence: Yes

The internal rationalisation of seemingly contradictory stances

I’ve spent the majority of my adult life living in England and that, to a degree, makes me an outsider in this debate. It does perhaps…

Loudmouths, populism, and The Disunited Kingdom


Boris Johnson is a loudmouth. I’ve met quite a few of them in my time in London — although, that’s not to say loudmouths don’t exist everywhere — and the one thing…

Of liberty and loneliness

I’ll start with the ending. The bottom line is that we all define ourselves by our associations. Political, perhaps. Personal, for sure. Supernatural, for those who partake. And I think, also, amongst…