Browsing All posts tagged under »war«

Evil Minds That Plot Destruction

August 29, 2013 by


In honour of the concert I went to on Monday I give you an out of sequence musical addition to your day: In the fields the bodies burning As the war machine keeps turning

The Group W Bench

July 26, 2013 by


This one is not in the playlist, but as I went to Alice’s restaurant at the weekend, I thought I’d share this very important song with you.  He said, “What were you arrested for, kid?” And I said, “Littering.” And they all moved away from me on the bench there, and the hairy eyeball and […]

Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting

April 8, 2013 by


I tell her I love her like not killing or ten minutes sleep beneath the low rooftop wall on which my rifle rests. I tell her in a letter that will stink, when she opens it, of bolt oil and burned powder and the things it says. I tell her how Pvt. Bartle says, offhand, […]

Am Thinking of Skipping Christmas and Staging a Nerf War

December 10, 2012 by


Arkem: The present is for you and for Rick and Paul. Mostly for you. Me: Wait — if it is for them too I should wait until they are here. Probably. Arkem: It’s really three presents. So you could have your surprise. And then you could surprise them. Me: Ooh. That sounds like fun. I […]

What if Sherlock Never Actually Existed?

April 25, 2012 by


So in Australia today is for remembering. It’s a memorial of a horrific military action and is meant as a day for honouring those who participate in all forms of war, and remembering the sacrifices they’ve made and acknowledging the fallen and those who lived through it. So today I thought you might like this […]