The Journey of My Left Foot (whilst remembering my son)


Sunday 13th March

“Some people care too much.
I think that’s called love.”
~ Winnie the Pooh

On this morning, last year, we awoke to a still, empty, quiet, lifeless, joyless house.
We hadn’t really slept, just managed a few fitful naps, between the sobs and complete disbelief as to what had just happened to our family.

This is what I had written for 13th March 2015. It is the first time I have re-read it since that day……..

“Empty. Numb. Heartbroken. Lost.

Our son is gone.

The house is quiet.

But everywhere there are reminders of him.

Not least the Get Well cards, 30th Birthday cards, and soon to be joined by the sympathy cards.

Mid-morning there is a knock on the door. It is the postman.

There is a box containing a bouquet of pink and white carnations.

My son had arranged with my mother-in-law to have them…

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Poet Rummager


I see how you are –
distant like the stars.
Brilliant pin points of you –
I can’t contain you in my hands.
You escape between my fingers –
drifting through the air like
You’re unattainable.
No matter how close I get,
you’re always out of reach –
enigmatic and complex.
At times you breeze past me,
rushing your caresses.
Our breaths mingling –
never lingering.
I can only graze your surface.

(Photo by Michael Murphy of

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Forbes On “The Rise Of The Makers” A Lets Build Special

The Arts Mechanical

Here’s a great interview of Jamie Hyneman  and others on making. Jamie makes some great points about how the combination of new tools and the ability to find access to skills.

Here’s Jamie Hyneman:

 ” They(the new technologies) open all sorts of doors, and it is having the same kind of explosive growth as cell phone tech has had.” He continues, “We are seeing robotics creep into all areas and become accessible, where it used to be something tedious that only the most persistent people could access. Instead of a novelty as it currently is, robots will be as common as cell phones and laptops”…

“I’m excited about all technology. None of them exist by themselves,” he says. “That is the great thing about the maker movement, all these things that allow us to build and invent and experiment feed back on each other and ourselves, and help us be more dynamic in…

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