July 9, 2020 in Dag

2020 – what are you doing to us?

In my strange locked-down and socially-isolated state, I recently made the decision to look at a calendar. And you wouldn’t believe what I noticed. It is now officially July. That’s right, July. More than half of the year has passed us by. Usually, when I make it past the halfway mark of the year, I

July 2, 2020 in Dag

When giants strode the world stage

Last week, I wrote a post combining two of my great loves – music and being grumpy. At the end, I promised that I would try to be less grumpy this week. Well, guess what. I’m breaking my promise. If anything, I think I’m going to be even more grumpy this week (hooray!). But I

June 25, 2020 in Dag

What once inspired now seems so ordinary to me

Over the course of maintaining this blog, I reckon there are two big themes that come through. That is beyond the obvious one, which is me rabbiting on about my writing. Theme one is my love of music, and how it influences what I write. Theme two is that an awful lot of the time

June 18, 2020 in Dag

My brain is being stretched in too many directions

Way back in the seventies (yes I’m old enough to remember the seventies) there was an advert on telly for a particular chocolate bar. I can’t remember what the name of the chocolate was (even Google doesn’t seem to know). I just remembered that it was stretchy. Really stretchy. You’d put it in your mouth

June 11, 2020 in Dag

Trying to find a writing routine while working from home

I’ve mentioned in previous posts about how during this pandemic I’ve been able to transition to working from home. I suppose that makes me one of the lucky ones. I empathise with those unable to work from home, who are forced to take the risks of continuing to engage in public. And also with those