Archive for December, 1999


Should auld acquaintance be forgot And never brought to mind… – Robert Burns, Auld Lang Syne The time rolled on and on, relentless with the detachment of time’s own indifference. I was already into my 29th hour awake when I got to the office Friday morning. There before me was a list of things I […]

Marathon Man

And that’s about the time she walked away from me… – Blink 182, What’s My Age Again? The nightmare that is the onslaught of Y2K is getting progressively worse. Not that it is specifically related, but it seems to be the millennial equivalent of a full moon, whatever is going to go a little wonky […]

Man On The Moon

If you believe they put a man on the Moon… – R.E.M., Man On The Moon I sat in the darkened theater, uncomfortable at the scenes that were played out before me. My life somehow seemed small and insignificant to me, I felt as if I lacked in some way the ability to affect anything […]

Guest Entry for Erin

There is a person out there with whom we can all identify. Sometimes they are friends we see every day, sometimes a guy or a girl we admire from afar but until I got into this online journal thing I never realized just how much you can know the inside of a persons mind without […]

Merry Christmas

What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace. – Agnes M. Pharo I have managed to squeeze out a guest entry for Erin […]

Butterfli Kisses

God rest you merry, gentlemen, Let nothing you dismay. – Anonymous, God Rest You Merry My first guest writer, Erin of Little Wing… Merry Christmas to all the Happy Bastard fans. My name is Erin, but Simon calls me Butterfli on occasion. I asked Simon to write me a guest entry so he asked me […]

Talking With The Rabbit

We may become the makers of our fate when we have ceased to pose as its prophets – Karl Popper, British Philosopher “Leaps and bounds” I said to the rabbit as he hopped from the edge of my bed. “Nothing to it” he replied “It’s as natural as being alive” I pondered the reply, feeling […]

Dead Air

Silence is the best tactic for him who distrusts himself. – Duc De La Rochefoucauld, Maximes It seems that it is what I do the best nowadays. Silence. Pregnant pauses and the hope that it is the promise of great philosophical outpourings. It hasn’t been. Six days and Jenny and I have been through the […]


You must remember this; A kiss is just a kiss, A sigh is just a sigh – The fundamental things apply As time goes by. – Herman Hupfield, As Time Goes By (From the movie Casablanca). With a silence that refuses betrayal of the sudden end, the blade drops quickly, unstoppable, unquestioning, infinitely final. Sometimes […]

At Death’s Doorstep

Too late for fruit, too soon for flowers. – Walter De La Mare, Attrib. Far be it from me to be melodramatic, or for that matter to be a hypochondriac but since Friday afternoon I have been through what I can only describe as the most intense internal physical beating of my life. I have […]