Monthly Archives: May 2016

Ode to Izzard

Someone reminded me of a poem I wrote 17 years ago, when the most newest thing out of Drumcree was not a world-beating tennis player, but a terrible tragedy. Eddie Izzard decided to go there anyway and lift spirits: something … Continue reading

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Books to illuminate and agitate

I know my latest novel, Pixels: The Cause and the Cloud Cuckoo, doesn’t ape the well-worn pattern, but instead follows the convoluted recollections of a traumatized mind of a man being assessed for mental health. But our memories don’t really … Continue reading

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I’ve been using the pen name “Phoenix Martin” since 1996, before the cyber explosion and, hell, even before I had a computer to myself. Certainly before it became trendy. It came to being as I painstakingly transcribed by hand my … Continue reading

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Confusion is…

… when you know you’re a few leagues down, yet it sticks in your head that she wants David Gray at her wedding.  

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Anyone paying real attention to how we are sacrificing our health and grassroots social confidence for the sake of the more superficial “fashion” and capitalism? The big problem with washing our clothes hygienically was the effect on high temperature upon … Continue reading

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