Take A Seat

Blog Archives: Afterwards: The road continues to wind

A not quite forgotten sentiment

Mon 5 Sep, 2011  /  Afterwards: The road continues to wind  /  1 comment

Yesterday, while clearing out a draw in my small house in Oldham, preparing for a move over to California, I found a piece of paper. On it was scribbled thoughts from the day I arrived back at my father’s house after my first Take A Seat journey. What do they… read more

A Sweet Filthy Echo

Wed 17 Aug, 2011  /  Afterwards: The road continues to wind  /  No comments

My laundry is not yet dry. I hung it up a couple of hours ago, but it’s overcast and cool. For the first time for as long as I can remember, I bask in this weather, wondering around aimlessly under an almost gloomy sky. It looks like rain. Maybe I’ll… read more

The Wide Open Wave of the Past

Mon 22 Feb, 2010  /  Afterwards: The road continues to wind  /  1 comment

On the wide valley floor the snow makes the fields look vast and the fences lead to distant but regular homesteads. The open fields are backed by the mountains, folded with evergreens shading the snowy folds of the steep valleys. This is the country surrounding Logan, Utah. I’m here surfing… read more

Today I am a Writer (yesterday I wasn’t)

Sat 5 Dec, 2009  /  Afterwards: The road continues to wind  /  No comments

Is this the clutter of a writer or a lazy fraud? A dirty plate, half a desiccated chili and flecks of yellow rice on board A letter left unsent, one dice, a baby’s hat, a biro, delicately gnawed Three light bulbs yet to blow, a bull dog clip, some frayed… read more

tick, tick, tick, and a year has passed.

Sun 20 Sep, 2009  /  Afterwards: The road continues to wind  /  1 comment

Its been a while. Some things have changed, others haven’t – that’s the way things tend to go. I am beginning to actually feel like my more than two year journey has come to an end. Its been a year and a month since I landed back here, and left… read more

Arresting Development? Smothering Childish Curiosity….?

Tue 26 May, 2009  /  Afterwards: The road continues to wind  /  2 comments

Following one’s dreams was, I suppose never meant to be easy! There are certain sacrifices one makes, money in my case being one of them. To allow myself time to follow leads, grow lists of contacts and chase the media industry, I have avoided stable nine’til’five employment, scared my dreams… read more

Claiming at the expense of what matters?

Thu 21 May, 2009  /  Afterwards: The road continues to wind  /  No comments

I don’t profess to be an authority on current affairs, in fact an ex girlfriend once labelled me pig ignorant. But, switching on the radio occasionally while stripping a pathetically small square of wallpaper in my tiny spare room, I see how, since my return to the UK I have… read more

The Midnight Run

Sun 17 May, 2009  /  Afterwards: The road continues to wind  /  3 comments

12.26am Sunday 17th May The man sitting opposite me has just woken up, his eyes showing themselves red and watery from under heavy lids. The girl sitting next to him has her head buried in her hands and curls protected and secret against the glass pane separating the seats from… read more

Listening….

Tue 5 May, 2009  /  Afterwards: The road continues to wind  /  No comments

Its fairly easy to waste time sitting at home, trying to write a book. I look over my shoulder and there are some dishes to do. While doing the dishes I see an ant exploring the side board next to the cooker. I’ve named him Herman – he comes to… read more

Aspiring to inspire before I expire

Sat 25 Apr, 2009  /  Afterwards: The road continues to wind  /  1 comment

Last night I gave a talk down the road from my house. It wasn’t a big affair, no stage or mic stand or reporters, just a little talk to a yoga school about my journey. I have done a few presentations now – apparently people want to hear about what… read more