phase change

phase change is an excerpt from RUNNING CONTRA DICTION and the flight of a soul athlete –  available on Amazon and all good bookshops

One school lesson that made an impact on Ed – probably because he drank so much tea – was about boiling a kettle.  And the transition from water to steam known as “phase change”.  He learned that water boiling at 100°C needed more and sustained energy to become steam.  In order to become stable it had to make the leap, and it was as if the water had to be cajoled and persuaded until it finally surrendered.  Continue reading “phase change”

heavy

Heavy is the first chapter of Transpose -a self-styled revolution (March 2017) available here.

The car lurched forward and stalled on a patch of bare earth under the shade of a tree outside a prefabricated house in the Florida swamplands. The driver’s door opened and a body fell out. Then the passenger’s door opened, a second body hit the ground with a thud. There was no sign of blood, just the creaking and cranking noises when very hot metal starts to cool down. Continue reading “heavy”

summit of achievement

summit of achievement is an excerpt from RUNNING CONTRA DICTION and the flight of a soul athlete –  available on Amazon and all good bookshops

Ed shifted in his seat, looked around and found what he was looking for – a distraction. One hundred and fifty pages of it, mostly photographs. On the shelf at his shoulder was Everest – The Summit of Achievement.  Ed flicked through some facts and acknowledgements in the introduction but was then held by the smiling portrait of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet who had written the foreword. Continue reading “summit of achievement”