1 Old man looks back
This year I’m facing a summit birthday, and can see a long way from up here. But my need of something to look forward to is a great as ever. So I’m looking forward to a regular blog, aiming to view the landscape of a year through hindsight-tinted lenses. Perhaps I’ll provide other people with something to look forward to.
When I was five, the huge wait for my next birthday was amazing. Now, the gap between birthdays is just one seventieth of my life so far. It feels like driving a car when someone is putting bricks on the accelerator pedal. Every year’s milestone flashes past faster than the last. The sat nav of aging (mine and my wife’s) seems to decide more and more of the twists and turns in the road: ‘Recalculating. At the next opportunity make a U-turn.’ If only. 1 January 2014
2 Who’s your friend? — an open minded look at bigoted preaching on Facebook
3 Calling — A hymn in praise of religious or philosophical tolerance
4 Desiderata — I thought it was a joke, but now it guides my life
5 A Mystery of World War I — Working in a team to devise and develop a play
6 To Hair is Human — Being hairy has always been a source of pride for me
7 Bubble race Chasing Bubbles is not what you expect senior citizens to be doing.
8 POW! My addiction has gone My name is Howard Timms, and I am an addict. No, not to alcohol. . .
9 No ability in motion A year ago, my wife’s mobility was low because of very arthritic knees.
10 Heroic Humour at the Playhouse Don’t be fooled — have a laugh. Heroes, a comedy featuring three old French army officers
11 White magic World War I centenary sparks a poem — White messages of life and love
12 Ignite Theatre lights up Social and Community Issues.– a review of an interesting theatre debut.