My new book: ‘The Blue-Eyed Cat’ has finally been freed from her solitary confinement within the lonely prison cell that is my dark and empty skull. At last at liberty, the world is now her oyster…although all indications are that her ideal preference would be pride of place upon the shelf of a grand bookcase … More THE BLUE-EYED CAT


Reveil, Boulevard de Clichy – Anders Zorn, 1899 Drunk on Pernod, lost to opium and thoroughly fatigued, gifting smoke rings to ungrateful stars, contemplating an interlude with an immodest, exiled Geisha touting for business somewhere along the Boulevard de Clichy, she found me; saved me. Slapped my wrists, gave me the evil eye, even had … More THE ENGLISHMAN


the day after the day after heroic, not as yet battle weary Northumbrians and circumspect trundling, rumbling Cromwell tanks liberate a barely blemished Bayeux embroidered tapestry reflecting perhaps a more advantageous Norman fray, pristine, still intact was the day she cast aside all conceivable apprehension let weakest knees carry her to the conceivably oldest of … More TEA ROSES & A CURTSY