Graham of Anywhere

Graham's blog: politics, poetry, and introspection

Glasgow and 9 year old Graham

Now, I've long been convinced that the City of Edinburgh Council is run my muppets, but new evidence has come to light that show the Glasgow City Council are indeed no better. Somehow, as a result, my…

Death Cab - The New Year

I still love this track.

I wish the world was flat like the old days
And I could travel just by folding the map
No more airplanes or speed trains or freeways
There'd be no distance that could hold…

Scotland, England, random thoughts on the UK

The United Kingdom. Born 1707.

When I was young, I identified as Scottish. As I grew up, I increasingly identified as British too. British second, but British nonetheless. I think, as you grow older,…

Edinburgh trams fiasco; the new Edinburgh's Disgrace

Today we witnessed the latest in a long line of terrible decisions on the Edinburgh tram project. In an astoundingly short-sighted move, Labour and the Conservatives conspired to save their seats by voting…

Belonging

I've never really found the motivation to build this place or to blog here. I guess it fails to rank on the ole priority scale. Maybe one day it'll grow in significance. In the mean time, I'll use this…

The nights are fair drawing in

This is my first entry on GGH.co. All that's gone prior has been written on QueerAttitude.com, the domain I bought just over 9 years ago. QA started life as a place for me to speak out, following my initial…

Voting Labour

Who, then, is prepared to look at the plain facts when choosing who to vote for in the UK General Election this Thursday?

Of course, the facts look very different from varying standpoints and everyone…

The Final Battle

Over in America, each of the states, as United as they stand, is forging its own way through the divisive issue of gay marriage. A relentless struggle between progressive civil rights and old fashioned…

Music and Film / World Events

Today I watched two films, both of which used music to create a soundtrack equally as important as the visuals, in turn to produce something really quite good. Both of these films, incidentally, are movies…

The release of al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber

So, a couple of days back, the Scottish Justice Secretary, Kenny MacAskill, agreed to release the Libyan national Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi who was convicted in 2001 for the mass murder of 270 innocent…