January is usually a much-maligned month, coming soon after the forced jollity of yuletide as it does. Most people complain of dented bank accounts, not knowing what to do with themselves, the dread of returning to work after the exuberance of the festive season - whether simply implied or actually felt - and the typically... Continue Reading →
Books have always played an inescapable part of the multicoloured tapestry that is my life. From the moment I could read more than a few simple lines, I read books about anthropomorphic mice and bears, books in Italian about Bambi's journey to adulthood, books about charmed trees conveying children to distant lands and books about groups of children foiling the dastardly plans of would-be villains or hatching secret plans for yet more adventures.
If you are moved by a constant curiosity about thoughts which have been set to paper, there is nothing that will interest you more than seeking out varied writings, especially those by up-and-coming poets, short story or tale writers and novelists. One such example is Aedyn Jak, whose latest work I am reviewing in this post.
I could, perhaps, be termed as a frustrated traveller, in the sense that I have been to a decent number of places, and have a reasonable sense of adventure to pursue journeys to locations far and wide, though I can't see myself sleeping outdoors in the jungle, or spending time in places where I am too uncomfortably close to certain creatures in their natural habitat.
Innumerable approaches can be used to scrutinise the matter of an individual's personal style. It may be used as a key to the divination of character traits, political affiliations, popular culture movements related to musical, filmic or literary genres, religious or spiritual beliefs and so on. Internationally-acclaimed figures in the realms of politics and the... Continue Reading →
As Halloween fever increases in different corners of the globe, the market for the generally spooky, the gothic and the wickedly thrilling rises. Of course, there have always been dark aspects of every single culture, not just that which has been influenced by Celtic elements, as in the case of Halloween itself. Samhain, the original... Continue Reading →
When you live on a Southern Mediterranean island where ten degrees above spell terribly cold winter temperatures, you feel a sense of anticipation when the thermometer starts to drop below twenty degrees. Yes, I said 20. You begin to review your wardrobe, and you start to crave soup. Soup is one of those dishes which... Continue Reading →
I think of music as a rainbow, with songs fashioned out of various styles helping to colour different parts of my day, or accompany my mood. I can't say that I appreciate some genres more than others - for instance, Tuesday evening saw me bopping across my living room to some honest-to-goodness rock' n' roll,... Continue Reading →