Other Intrusions

There is more to being human than travelling around the world sampling its many delights and recent reading has taken me deeper into subjects like philosophy. Though a scientist by training, the humanities retain their appeal and various life events have made me explore them more than otherwise might have been the case. That is now the main thrust of what you find here along with other things that have a use in navigating life’s journey.

Uplifting Times, Unsettling Times

West Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England

Any life has its mix of good moments and not so good ones with the latter sending me on journeys of exploration in search of solace. Not all of these have involved actual travel because some have been more internal in nature and my choice of reading over the years has reflected this.

When this part of the website first came into being, it was to house my thoughts on those things that were unwanted intrusions, hence the title under which these articles are filed. Many of those were political in nature because of global events during the past ten years and I did not want those to intrude into matters of a more soothing nature.

After all, there has been much that has saddened me: the ongoing pandemic comes after a mix of election and referendum results that felt unfavourable. In truth, the latter of these can go either way with the 1997 British General Election offering a sense of release and optimism that has not been repeated there since then. Everything has consequences and we only can live with those.

in answer, it can be too easy to create political content akin to that of a magazine like Delayed Gratification but getting that political is not my style and I have added contributions from other human endeavours like philosophy, music, poetry and photography. There also are some things that I might like to add here yet and there also is a selection of useful odds and ends that might have uses in everyday living. If anything, explorations of humanity are likely to predominate.