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An Act of Letting Go

“And so Richard Parker went ahead of me. He stretched his legs and walked along the shore. At the edge of the jungle, he stopped. I was certain he was going to look back at me; flatten his ears to his head, growl. 394 more words

A Walk to Death - Almost!

In a recent corporate outdoor day event, I run into a group from another team which appears to be thoughtfully sizing up a small hillock in the vicinity. 449 more words

Crazy Stories

January 23rd: Shipwrecked

Read the story of Richard Parker and Tom Dudley. Is what Dudley did defensible? What would you have done?

I remember this story. I remember trying to put myself in Dudley’s shoes and failing because I just couldn’t take the life of someone else no matter how hungry I might have been. 60 more words


Robert Sheppard - Petrarch 3

Crater 36: January 2016 . Robert Sheppard, Petrarch 3. The Complete Petrarchs of our time and poetics are splendid, but what happens if you dig down and realise version after version of just one sonnet (Petrarch’s third), stuttering in repetition, re-staging it for voice and situation, from a Scouse dog at Christmas to Jimmy Savile beyond the grave; a twittersonnet or a lengthy semantic poetry translation; a French Symbolist version or a Middle English sonnet? 37 more words


Two Paths by Richard Parker

I came to a division;
Along the one grassy turn to left
Leaf-logged and dewy-grassed and mulched
With fosse and pool and fosse and pool, 122 more words


Merry Christmas, C

Dear C,

How are you? I’d always like to picture you being fine and happy somewhere, because we have never had any chance to say goodbye before we went our separate ways. 636 more words