The Protectorate

The Protectorate
The Protectorate By Simon Smith 2010 This is a story that looks in to psychic phenomena. It encompasses issues of an extremely violent nature and may be disturbing to some people. It also includes "obscene language" and sexual content, now if that's not got you interested I don't know what will. It's a little slow in the beginning but picks up as it goes along, one day I'll re-write it. Chapte...
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I Want To Hear Leonard Cohen In The Tower of Song

I Want To Hear Leonard Cohen In The Tower of Song
I Want To  Hear Leonard Cohen In The Tower of Song   Someone once said to me that when the tram lines were taken up from our roads it was as if the tram lines that guided us in society also disappeared. There is a general consensus in the UK that we should try to be as free as possible in how we choose to live our lives without infringing on others’ right to be free, and I reckon most o...
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Fame, Money, Success and Connection

Fame, Money, Success and Connection
I want to talk about a paradox, it’s one that most of us have experienced and it relates to money and success. If you asked me if I thought commercial success was a true measurement of achievement, I’m pretty sure that, philosophically speaking, I’d say it wasn’t. In reality though, when I meet people who have done well in their fields, (commercially I mean), then I can’t help but feel more imp...
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If Not Now Then When?

If Not Now Then When?
Apart from being a memorable saying “If Not Now Then When” was also the title of one of Tracey Chapman’s hits in 1988. These words have been echoing in my mind (lots of echoes there!). I watched my father die in front of me a few months ago and maybe it was that which reminded me that I too ought to get on, but get on with what? I have been doing my thing, you know all that creative stuff I do, fo...
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