Happy with the new website!

I’ve been fiddling with this website for years, and I’m finally reasonably happy with it. I’d love to know what you think. I’ve tried to keep it simple; there are share buttons, pages, information about me, and a blog.

If you aren’t using WordPress, then I really, really recommend it. It’s pretty good!

Anne Kirkbride – a poem

Anne Kirkbride

Has died.

She leaves a gap as wide

As the Pacific Ocean,

and I have a notion

that there is no potion

That can bring her back to The Street

Where we could meet

And maybe share a meat

and potato pie.

But we can’t, and I know why;

because Anne did die.

Je suis Charlie

Watching the people in Paris today, marching to show solidarity with the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ and supermarket casualties, was inspirational. Not much impresses me at 42, but this did. No trouble, no problems, just a million people walking together, singing, chanting, creating a suitable tribute to the victims of this week’s atrocities. World leaders, walking together. Israel and Palestine’s leaders, separated by 4 people.

Isn’t it a shame the world isn’t like this? Isn’t it time people just stopped killing each other?