Graham of Anywhere

Graham's blog: politics, poetry, and introspection

National confidence

It's late and I want to sleep but I wanted to write something about the idea that we're each affected by the overall mood of the country -- the confidence level of a nation seeps down into the consciousness…

Organising your emotions

At the moment, I'm mainly stressed, and unfortunately, stress doesn't lend itself particularly well to creativity in my experience. Nonetheless, Robin and I have been talking about dealing with life, love…

(Making and breaking) relationships

It's been an interesting little period in my life.

A couple of weeks back, I broke up with my boyfriend, Wilson. It only lasted a few months. He was a really nice boy but it wasn't all that feasible.…

Philanthropic infrastructure

So, I'm not using the term "philanthropic infrastructure" in what appears to be the standard way. I'm not referring to networks or organisations designed to facilitate or aid philanthropy. I'm…

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…