Constantine For the last post in this series, I want to share with you a few facts about a remarkable man, and a historical being who has haunted me since my youth. He was the son of an officer in the praetorian guard of emperor Aurelian, and of a mother named, inevitably, in my mind, … Continue reading #BlogMeMaybe: May 31 – May I tell you something about someone else?
Trivia What is your favourite #hashtag? Who’s your favourite male actor? Who’s your favourite female actor? Which play do you want to see, and see again? Is there a photograph you have/would want to have in the room where you work? Which film would you want to save if all the others were to be … Continue reading #BlogMeMaybe: May 30 – May I ask some things about you?
Intelligent Life What we read makes us who we are. And technology is changing the way we read, not only in terms of hat we hold in our hands, but also where we can read, and how much. Yet I still love the touch of a book, the feel of turning real pages in a … Continue reading #BlogMeMaybe: May 29 – May I tell you something about myself?
Inspiration and images “I like your pics, they all look like you.” - Gorgeous Writing is for me a visual art: Inspiration comes from pictures, landscapes, flowers, a face seen in the street, or remembered from a far away memory, or from dreams. It may come from a painting, a shade under a tree, or … Continue reading #BlogMeMaybe: May 28 – May I tell you something about writing?
The Model You inspired thousands of photographers, kept the media busy with your private life, had that awful boy friend I’d have strangled with my bare hands with delight, and are the metaphor for the greatest clubland anthems of all times… For this adopted Londoner, you are the best of England, the real product of this … Continue reading #BlogMeMaybe: May 24 – May I tell you something about someone else?
On #WW I have been asking myself questions about human relationships and attraction. How people meet, become friends, lovers, mortal enemies or simply good neighbours, has always fascinated me. It seems important too for our characters, if we are fiction writers. But what about you? What attracts you in other people? Do you sometimes think, … Continue reading #BlogMeMaybe: May 23 – May I ask something about you?
The old daemon This post is dedicated to @JenVinci “What is the one thing you really wanna do that you keep telling yourself you shouldn't ? And what's really stopping you…?” Photograph from: the Lazy Motorbike site. Yes, I must tell you about this… One of the great passions of my youth! I dreamed about … Continue reading #BlogMeMaybe: May 22 – May I tell you something about myself?
I am really excited by Gillian’s announcement - so much so that I re-blogged her post! On my one attempt at the genre I sought and receive some comments from that most creative of bloggers… Which decided me to rewrite it, perhaps as a teaser before a submission, he says, pondering. For now, a lady friend, … Continue reading #BlogMeMaybe: May 21 – May I tell you something about writing?
It's been a funny Friday. I started the day well, when I left for the gym leaving the house keys behind the (closed) door. Luckily I had a few coins in the car which allowed me later to buy cod n' chips at the Bubble & Squeak (very nice and all for a fiver). My … Continue reading #BlogMeMaybe: May 18 – May I share something (not so) funny?