Walking with Herbie

To say that we take Herbie on our walks wouldn’t give the full picture. Herbie is the reason we started walking in the first place, so if anything, it’s he who takes us. We never had any intention of getting a dog. Our landlady of the time didn’t allow pets in the house, we had... Continue Reading →


The Silent Child Screening by the Wilberforce Trust

I was recently lucky enough to be invited to a charity event held by the Wilberforce Trust, and they have asked me to share my experience of the evening. A sunny late May evening and a red carpet walk welcomed the invited guests to the Everyman Cinema in York for this special awareness raising event... Continue Reading →

The Relay

I came into existence because I was created to continue the consciousness of a man. I have no physical presence, other than the components and devices that house my program and enable others to interact with me. My first interaction was with my creator. He asked my name. “Philip McKenzie,” I told him. “Good, good,”... Continue Reading →

Wainstones and Cold Moor

The Cleveland Hills of our intended walk were impossible to miss on the drive in. The flat farm land and villages through which we travelled were all shadowed by the series of gigantic rolling mounts that paralleled the road, providing an intimidating foreshadowing of the day ahead, and showcasing the sequence of climbs and descents... Continue Reading →

What Happens to Short Sighted People When the Apocalypse Comes?

I’m short sighted, and as such need to wear some form of optical enhancement to enable me to function during normal life. My preference has always been contact lenses, although I do occasionally wear glasses, and anyone else who is visually challenged will know that without such things, existing in this world without walking into... Continue Reading →

Pushing the Reset Button on Black Hill

I don’t particularly like the term ‘escapism’. It focusses too much on the negative, and by implying that there is something so constrictive from which one is trying to escape, it detracts from the benefits that are gained through spending time doing something enjoyable. When the temporary experience of ‘escaping’ comes to an end, the... Continue Reading →

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