If you saw my show Eclipsed – or have read the book, then you will know that I broke my leg very badly some years back. Not by playing rugby or riding a motorbike or something else credible, but a dad on a child’s scooter having dropped his youngest son at school and making his […]
A poignant week for me just gone with my youngest celebrating his 15th birthday. Blimey and who knew? Nothing particularly revelatory at how Paddy’s life has flashed by – which of course applies to my life also (and yours) and perhaps then time to reflect and take stock on all things in my life.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained – is how the saying goes. An interesting cliché – which I tend to rely on. Even, over rely on, perhaps? Ultimately, used as the upside to a defeat and there are alternatives… Look on the bright side/there’s always a silver lining or better luck next time. But I prefer nothing […]
Stand-up comedy is often used as a route to more glamorous realms. Most talk show hosts in the US and some in the UK are or have been stand ups. Many actors too and even movie stars herald from stand-up. Michael Keaton. Eddie Murphy. Woody Allen. Tim Allen. Steve Martin. John Candy. Kevin Hart… But […]
I receive increasing amounts of correspondence these days through the various social media channels – mainly email – and I try to reply to them all, save the proposals of marriage (to Tom, not me) and or declarations of love for him. Nor do I bother responding to abusive mails although thankfully, these are rare. […]