Listening to David Bowie

Early Monday morning on 11th January 2016 we get the news the David Bowie has just died. And knowing this will be a day full of memories, here are some from me. A recent one from 2013 and some from 1972, when we were all so confused and so delighted by him, like always, like …

Observing Liverpool

Another fine day, though not as Spring-like as on yesterday's Friday Walk with Sarah. but a good day for walking, which I did, from mid-day 'til about 6 o'clock. All around the south end and the centre of Liverpool. There was a vague theme to the walk. I'm working on one or possibly two blog …

Life’s too short

So it's a new year and as everybody gets moving again there's the usual talk of how determined people are to make this one different. Resolutions about personal change, 'this is finally the year when...', future goals being resolutely set. A world full of determination to make the best out of difficult times. 'Determination' - …

All is quiet on New Year’s Day

As I set out on the first run of 2013 there is hardly anybody about. I could have crossed and recrossed the Smithdown dual carriageway at the end of our road several times before the first car appeared. And all the way round the rest of the run, apart from a Dad and his two …

And in the morning, afterwards

What a day. Let's remind ourselves of its significance with the words of David Conn, the Guardian journalist who has waited so long to be able to write this: "Since the Hillsborough independent panel published its report on 12 September, blowing away the myths and┬ápolice┬álies about how 96 people died at the FA Cup semi-final …

The story of A Sense of Place: An interlude

As I thought about and started to write this it was early December 2012. The time of the year when people are starting to think and ask about 'What have been the best things?' In fact, someone had just asked. And amongst much else, this has been one of the best things of the year. …