The class of 61

Memories are sometimes like machine gun bullets, I hear them fire as I recall those days, when we longed for our gentle evenings, far away from the pervert’s idol and the classroom prison. Born to the simple folk on the hill whose trusting hearts were totally betrayed by the teacher’s shining smiles. Jimmy Jones my …

The class of 61 Read More »

Playing with words

The professional career politician-wearing makeup prepares for the show and smiling to the camera plays with words. Old men laugh and shake their heads as the game of words is played out again. Winston Churchill once said, “The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter!” People who write letters …

Playing with words Read More »

England at Ease

Drugged out, wearing a dickey bow tie, kinky cat, in a Chelsea flat, dreaming of Hedgehogs and Nightingale’s, on daddy’s country estate.Was it an illusion that England was at ease, at ease with itself, the summer of 1964, fools with tools of music making magic? The weekend Beatnik hippy, making a pretence at dropping out.I …

England at Ease Read More »

Sand Castles

Sand Castles, children on the beach building sand castles, with little bags of flags for young patriots’. Would that it were possible for everything to stay that way, but the tide will always come in and wash the castles away. The sand castles of the young were shared, we had no sense of ownership, what …

Sand Castles Read More »