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Juice: The First Sip

Another book of instructions is being pursued here. The instruction makes me think of the earth, weather conditions, the state of man, a man, this man; sadness when conditions meet and strategies we devise to stay mostly sane. Juice: The First Sip The sun is hot It beats down on the earth As you ...

Watercolour image of a sunset over water

Good morning

Richard burst through the door from the changing area into the cafe. He was dressed in long swimming shorts with a sunflower motif, and nothing else. This was no surprise, given that we were at the pool for the weekly session of the Oxford Water Rats, and we were waiting ...

100 Meters – About the Old And Crumpled

There’s a lamp post outside on the pavement, where I live, where I happened to find and photograph an old crumpled sticker. Shaped like a psychedelic cross I can read the words; ‘Vote Conservative to end the...’. I have no idea of the words that follow. You might. Love to ...

Declaration 8: An Effective Remedy

The 8th Declaration from an ongoing series in support of a local conservation campaign.   The 8th article from the Human Rights Act reads: Article 8. Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by ...

Declaration 7; Protection

Another from the lost conservation battle. The following article for all its usefulness is taken from the universal declaration of human rights Article 7. All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in ...

Book cover shows the image of a gorilla wearing a suit

Long Distance Running At My Desk

I am a disabled writer. There said it. It is, or was, a silent disability in that I can walk around and people assume I’m pretty much okay. I’m not and haven’t been for years. I have hip dysplasia and I was born with it. June is Hip Dysplasia ...

Acorn; 3 Spheres Of Verbiage

Following on from another of Yoko’s instructions written thus: ‘SOUND PIECE X: Fly out into space. Listen to the music earth is making. Fly out into space. (a) Listen to the music the planets are making. (b) Listen to the music the universes are making’, a poem begins I believe with ...

Poetic Review

Press View Lee Bul Crashing 30 May – 19 August 2018 Adapt to Survive; Notes from the Future Hayward Gallery From time to time I get an invite from the Hayward Gallery to attend Press Views. Donning my DAO identity I assume the right to be there confident that I can make something of ...

Signs: Disabled Person – Keep Clear

How many times have I seen these two signs next to each other; disabled person, keep clear? Does it reinforce one of societies messages? Is it supposed to? Is it carelessness? I don’t know. I wouldn’t like to say. Is it me? Am I reading things into things that are ...

The Economic Model and Me

I am on the early part of the Disability Equality Course I am giving to DAO Blog Readers in the form of presumed poetry. See The Religious Model And Me for part 1. No reason to miss out on the training from me when delivered through DAO. I am wondering ...