The only one strong enough to walk in your shoes is you.

I Once thought every mask I wore had been an act in someone elses play, I would have once given anything to forget all those fictions, to play those games as though they actually had meaning again, so simple…play the father, employee, partner.. but now I know there is no time but this time- the … More The only one strong enough to walk in your shoes is you.

An Ocean of fire- the isolation of carers in a crowded world

Cast into a boundles desolation bordered by an an insurmountable ocean of fire by a vengeful god, the great tragedy of Milton’s protagonist in his epic Paradise Lost had not solely to be the privations of his surroundings or even the suffering of his companions, it was simply that with heart breaking ease, in an … More An Ocean of fire- the isolation of carers in a crowded world

The burning fire of attention-Epilepsy and the origin of fear.

I steal the briefest moment to glance up at the family rooted some twenty feet from the convulsing body of my eight year old boy. His limbs lock out and his eyes roll up into his head,air straining from his lungs in a low groan. Its these little details I’m glad they cant see. Its … More The burning fire of attention-Epilepsy and the origin of fear.

What my epileptic son can teach the armed forces about sleep.

Sleep deprivation has been widely aknowledged as perhaps one of the finest tools in the interogators repertoire. As a method of torture its effectiveness is matched only by its simplicity. Having once spent somewhere between fifty six and sixty highly active hours on the bounce during my time as a reconnaissance specialist in the armed … More What my epileptic son can teach the armed forces about sleep.