Abstract Photography

Lately I have been delving into the weird and wonderful world of abstract photography. I have found taking abstract photographs relaxes me. I enjoy playing with the light and seeing how it reacts with different objects or through different objects. Sometimes the shapes almost tell a story and other times faces or other objects can … Read more…

Break On Thru

Raymond Daniel Manzarek, born 2/12/39. Every Doors fan knows what I am quoting there and remember Ray’s birthday because of it. It’s from a film shot during The Doors European tour in 1968.  Incidentally, this blog is about a film that celebrates Ray (and The Doors); Break on Thru: A Celebration of Ray Manzarek. Today … Read more…

Queen and Adam Lambert

As a kid I listened to Queen quite a lot so when I found out they were having a concert here in Auckland, I jumped at the chance. I must admit that prior to the concert I knew very little about Adam Lambert and hadn’t heard him sing either, so I wasn’t sure what I … Read more…

A Poetry Reading and a Birthday

Last night was the first birthday for the Writers’ Café’ Auckland. They are a very supportive and knowledgeable group. I had the opportunity to read a couple of my poems out. I read a very silly one called Alpha Bet (which can be found in the Sillyverse) and a serious piece called Screaming Through the … Read more…

Kaukapakapa Library

I was at the library… it’s true this time. I wasn’t hanging out with my friends and causing mischief. No, really! Genevieve and I were at the Kaukapakapa Library to promote our latest book; the Sillyverse. We had a great time, talking with the locals about the history of the area, why we wrote the … Read more…

Poetry Reading

My wife and I were asked Just the other night To read our poetry for people who write We said yes straight away “what a good idea” Although to be honest We had a small fear The poems were silly Would adults laugh too? Going there and trying Was all we could do So we … Read more…

Weird

The following is a poem out of the Sillyverse and is called “Weird”. The Sillyverse is a place where you can play chess with Bigfoot and the Yeti, use a jellyphone, meet an upside down cat and an upright bat, find a poem that isn’t there and see penguins having epic rap battles. It’s much … Read more…