About

me on ferryMy reason for producing this site comes from Joan Didion (who took it from George Orwell):

Writing is the act of saying I, of imposing oneself upon other people, of saying listen to me, see it my way, change your mind.

That’s it. Except that I’m not really interested in making you change your mind, at least not in the sense of changing your opinions. Rather, I hope on a good day to give you pause, in the way that a poem gives pause. To show you a fragment of the world as seen through my eyes and words.

Me? English-born magazine journalist-turned-thriller writer, aspiring poet and screenwriter, photographer. Likes good food, pinot noir, the sound of the wind, fine bright autumn days, the smell of the sea, Herbie Hancock, Matisse, The Film Programme on BBC Radio 4, friends, cats, old Saab convertibles, Lynn Canyon (where I live), Ravenna Park in Seattle, Parliament Hill, Lamorna Cove. MORE…

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