The joys and tribulations of dissonance

Ever wondered why people cling adamantly to their point of view even when all evidence points to it being misguided or that it’s consequences will be catastrophic? They invariably have a vested interest in maintaining their view. That interest may be financial, cynically so for those who visibly plunder the world for their personal short-term gain believing they can escape the longer-term consequences.… Read more

Living untethered from reality

Painting

For all it’s painful consequences, Covid 19 has revealed startling things about society. One is our relationship to experts and how their discourse is used in stories people tell. It raises questions about the misuse of opinions given as facts. This untethering from ‘reality’ could have dire consequences.… Read more

The Cloud Catcher- back cover text

Fran’s father was a monster. He would regularly beat her and abuse her with the tacit complicity of her mother. What 18-year-old Fran didn’t know was that she was adopted. Nobody knew her real parents were a cloud and a handmaiden from a temple dedicated to clouds on another world.… Read more

A cloud and a girl become one

Clouds

Asking strange questions and looking at the world from unusual perspectives seems to be my specialty. Here’s one. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to move from being an eternal, omniscient, omnipotent entity to a single body constrained by human perceptions of space and time with a limited life span and a severely veiled understanding of the world, not to mention the pain and suffering?… Read more