Public Blog


Beginning in 2016. You are the founder members of this story...
There are so many views out there, perspectives which never see the light of day, some we never share, that are consigned to memory, or forgotten about.  The idea of this site is to share ideas, commentaries, reviews and fiction with friends and strangers, to show the world as we see it, because it is us, as well as the media, who can shape the world.  
A blog is a sort of public diary.  It is a cross between the public and the personal.   Some people may choose to write about how they feel because the act of writing can be cathartic.  It can be helpful to get ideas out of your individual head, to share issues, and see how they are received by the collective consciousness.  We may not always welcome how our thoughts are interpreted, or strike a chord of empathy or understanding, however there is bravery in every attempt to reach out and communicate.  Fear of negative feedback or social rejection can lead to self censorship and isolation.  Writers bring their voice, their character, their skills of observation and perception to reimagine the human experience, to relate to others, to illuminate life and to entertain.
I encourage you to speak out, to use this environment instead of being afraid to have an opinion or worry who is listening.  I want to hear your embarrassing childhood story, diary entry, or your current unspoken thoughts.  In freedom we have strength.  In imagination  we have a future.  In shared ideas we have a community.
My name is Phil, I have a background in creative writing, photography and journalism.  Most of my writing has been amateur, confined to my notebooks, my US High School newspaper and yearbook.(Seaholm, Michigan) 
I currently work in addiction, but it's fair to say, my heart belongs in the creative arts.  
I have active interests in film, live music and the role of  langauge in communication. For my final research project at London South Bank University in 2015, I wrote about how metaphors can frame our understanding of addiction.
I have a BA in Photography and an MSc in Addiction, Psychology and Counselling.
In the spirit of freedom of speech, all blogs and opinions, even contrary ones will be considered for publication.  Stories may be refused if they don't fit with the tone of the site, or if they promote anti-social ideas.  This site will not provide a platform for extreme religious or political views, while racist, intolerant, threatening  or abusive content will also be declined.
This site will allow for views that are alternative and controversial, some which may draw criticism, or spark differences of opinion and perspective. There is a recognition here that people have a right to discuss all topics intellectually and emotively. It is in the nature of writing, that some viewpoints will cause offence and we understand that language has its limitations, wherein ideas can be open to  misinterpretion.  We are unapologetic about people's right to speak out and test the boundaries, and believe this can be done in a positively healthy way to provoke, to re-interpret, to cause fun, to stimulate thought.  
I encourage people to contribute in a constructive way which promotes discussion, rather than promoting silence, false assumptions, ill manners or censorship.  
All views expressed are those held by the individual bloggers.
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