Echoes can sound beautiful As they bounce and reflect From somewhere back there To round about here And then right down your ear My favourite echoes Come from one man Whose skin reflected A Greek tan Socrates Those sounds that left his throat Over 2000 years ago Tumbled through deed, word and page Reflected by […]

The Coded Life 2: Language

But it doesn’t end there For even when DNA Has decided the colour Of your hair We have to learn all these symbols At which we are made to stop and stare We have to learn language Individual letters, whole words Sentences, grammar And then how to say them If we want them To be […]

Codes part 1: Origins

This follows on from The Coded Life and is the first part of musings and wonderings about our coded lives.  We are subject to codes Before we even exist Before even our parents Exchanged fluids and kissed A social code informs The circumstances of our birth Our name, our conditions The places we can and […]

The Life Dialectic 

Philosophy; it doesn’t have all answers.  In fact it doesn’t have any answers.  I mean depending on our interpretation of truth what even is an answer?  An act of mental masturbation by some, an endless maze to others – philosophy’s ‘answer’ at least from my perspective is the cognitive equipment to think, see and develop […]

Some Automatic Writing

I was reading about Plato’s view on beauty and aesthetics and felt inspired to write this.  It basically happened to my brain more than it was a consious act of writing. To use the eyes that see the beauty and joy already present to paint the present beauty as the artist does into a way […]


Happiness, it’s a weird one.  Something long hunted, but always found so very close to home.  Literally in us.  So simple it can seem impossible.  Indeed, the first version of this had a dark existential crisis vibe. What has changed?  Well for one thing I’m happy but perhaps the why is more important.  Doing what […]

Socrates – Wealth, Goodness and the Soul

I spend all my time going about trying to persuade you, young and old, to make your first and chief concern not for your bodies nor for your possessions, but for the highest welfare of your souls, proclaiming as I go, wealth does not bring goodness, but goodness brings wealth and every other blessing, both […]