I was taking the time this past week to learn a new song on the guitar, and it got me thinking about the impact music can have on our lives. A lot of that can be impacted from your parents' tastes and what you listen to as you are growing up. My parents were already… Continue reading Why do we listen to music?
Like most of the nation, I've started on Joe Wicks' P.E classes on YouTube and for the first few days my legs were killing me, I felt like an old man. But I know I needed to start doing something like this. I haven't done any serious exercise since I left secondary school which is… Continue reading I actually did some exercise!
Given that my last few pieces have touched on the coronavirus pandemic in some way, I'm determined that this piece will not do so. Unfortunately, the subjects I tend to focus on and write about on this site are all shut down at the moment. The sports season has been put on indefinite hold, politics… Continue reading Is there any sense in musicians putting out albums anymore?
I finally saw The Rise of Skywalker this week. And I thought it was good. Not amazing and not terrible. The spectacle of it was very impressive, it was very well shot and well-acted by all involved. As an ending to the Skywalker story/ saga/ whatever you want to call it, I found it very… Continue reading So, was The Rise of Skywalker any good?
I usually write about pretty lighthearted topics (apart from when I get on my soapbox and rant about Brexit or the Tories). I have written a couple of more, what you might call substantial, pieces that directly drew from my own experience and opinions. I've written about being an athiest, about what I want to… Continue reading The fear of failure.
The eternal struggle for creative or artistic people. You've probably heard of the term 'writer's block'. It refers to a writer's struggle to get the ideas flowing and think of what to write or how to proceed with writing. Some say there is no such thing as writer's block and that you can write about… Continue reading Writer’s Block
That question is the subject of books, TV shows and everything else in between. And now it's the subject of my 50th blog post. Yep I have written 49 blog posts about everything from why Disney remade The Lion King to the state of British and American politics. I've written personal pieces before but this is… Continue reading What motivates you?
A favourite theme for hard-line Brexiteers is to accuse those who voted to remain and who push for a second referendum to be held of being traitors to Great Britain and of some sort of betrayal. This is utter nonsense. It's not true and actually it's bloody offensive, nearly as offensive as being labelled a… Continue reading We need to stop with the whole betrayal nonsense.
Stephen King used to set himself a quota of 2000 words a day. That's probably why he's a hugely prolific author. Not just in the success he has had as a writer, but the sheer amount he has put out. That includes work written under pseudonyms as well. But it also requires an idea to… Continue reading What should I write about?
I was not raised in a religious family and I live in a country where less and less emphasis is placed on religion. I wasn't even christened as a child. My only real exposure to religion is that I went to a Church of England primary school and Religious Education was a required subject at… Continue reading Why I don’t need religion in my life.