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Issue # 5 September 2011
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


I have been a policeman, a commando, an oil rig roughneck, a firefighter, ran a homeless hostel full of drug addicts, alcoholics, ex-prisoners, potential prisoners and in doing I met and befriended people who are now pillars of support and friendship in my life. I went back to college for HNC Social care and then worked in mental health and in the community with folk who need a wee hand. I currently do Socialisation and Confidence building. Other than that - I`m a classic grumpy cynical old soldier who detests the nannification of our l ives by pompous, faceless, slavish system followers. I mourn the loss of common sense.

Keir Hardie


Growing Apart

She scattered hopeful seeds of love
onto the barren soil of my soul.
Nothing grew, despite the tears she poured upon them.