Graham of Anywhere

Graham's blog: politics, poetry, and introspection

Okay yeah sure

It's the new year. Or it was the new year. A month ago. What have I changed since I last wrote to myself? Not much, not enough. Forcing myself to the gym more. Forcing myself to think about pushing myself.

I…

Where we find ourselves

So, the end of the year approaches once again. Before that comes around, Yvie and I have to face our first Christmas without our mum. They’ll never be quite the same. But in some sense, I’ve…

Perspective and persistence

I keep most tickets. Gigs. Some film screenings. Occasional theatre performances. It’s not compulsive. I just like the thought of occasionally going back through them because I never remember where…

Today I stopped in the street

I ran out of strength today. Something slipped away. I don’t understand. I’m not strong. Not today.

Writing isn’t happening. The words don’t flow. My sentences are short and my…

G / A mere blip in time

I don't want to be sad. I don't want to be totally unproductive. I don't want to be alone.

You sort of get used to it. Then you get reminded about how life could be. Then you're back to wondering why…

Loss

It's not happening, between the boy and I. He's not ready. And I need someone to share my life with. But I feel utterly disappointed. I knew it might end this way but I really wish it hadn't because, for…

A new year

It’s hard to believe in it all sometimes; the present, the future. This year has started in a way that has changed everything forever. My mum died on Sunday 17th January, at 12:40pm. She was 59.…

An awkward soul / Another person's story

Part 1: An awkward soul

With nothing to say (saying nothing). There's comfort in staying silent. No silly statements and no confrontations. Nothing to doubt and nothing to regret. And nothing to share…

Scottish independence: the facts

Time to spend a bit more time pondering the Scottish independence question. Both the UK and Scottish governments have produced guides containing the facts, as they see them or present them, which will…