Nuclear Cows

Nuclear Cows Tales from the Ranch of Hope Fukushima   After the tsunami came the nuclear meltdown. Fukushima 1 spewed its contaminated guts across the pristine mountains, fertile plains and sleepy towns. The people evacuated; the livestock left to starve in their pens. The government called for a cull. Yoshizawa defied them. He promised his…

Me, Myself & Eye

Me Myself and Eye Reflected and Refracted Selfies   Stuck inside the skull, the inner monologue dubbing faster and faster.  Pull out the plug...to no effect; an open tap of babbling words slip-slabbles over the side of the basin. The house?  There is a river running through it.   From the basin, down the stairs,…

The Legacy

The Legacy Hand Me Down Wisdom   When Mari was arranging her jewellery Kiki came along and got a few lessons on how to wear them.  Eventually Aya came in to check out what was going down.  One day these precious possession will be theirs, another legacy Mari will pass on.  The Chap was just…

In the Kinderhood

In the Kinderhood Shots from the Kingdom of Kids   When I was a kid everyday seemed like a week, every minute like an hour.  Experiences good and bad were raw and real, each moment full of sensual energy.  Now my sense of time is dominated by schedules and appointments and it flies by, almost…

Silverbacks

Song of the Silverbacks Postcards from the Wise ol' Fools   When I was a child I was taught cribbage in the bar by an old forester called Jack Chalmers. I will never forget his calm, kind ways.  As we age, society slowly disengages us from centre-stage.  What a shame that knowledge loses a soapbox.…