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If you are looking for a particular area of work, the main poetry collections are presented as a symphony in three parts:

distinguishing Miles from Coltrane – a collection of work exploring topics that were and are, of significant interest and relevance to my personal growth.

tribute – a collection of work written for and/or about specific individuals.

theories and suspicions – a collection of work looking at more general subject matter.

Some of the pieces raise further contemplation for me and these are discussed in afterwords that follow the piece.

sick.note: A series of pieces discussing issues around my ongoing ill health.

gone fishin’: A selection of pieces I have written on, or about my travels.

mightwar is pleased to present 2 new sections:

… and sh!t: Join me as I attempt to learn the art of blogging. The journey starts at Blogging … and sh!t.

The Listening Booth: One of my goals for 2013 was to produce a weekly music post using tracks from my record collection. The challenge? Not to repeat artists or bands at any time over the weeks.


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Repository: Looking for something in particular or wondering what you might have missed? Search through the Last 30 Blog Posts, Categories and Monthly Archives.

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New to MightWar and not sure of what to read next? The Best of MightWar gives an opportunity to revisit posts I’m particularly proud of.


A Farewell to The Giant

My dad is dead.

He died ten days ago. Funny thing was, we didn’t even know that he was seriously sick at the time. He went for some blood test results on the Thursday and they were concerned that his liver was enlarged and so they sent him to the local hospital. The doctor’s decided to admit him for a few days to complete follow-up tests.

At 3.15 on Sunday afternoon, we were told that he had cancer that had spread to his liver and kidneys and at 07.40 on Monday morning, he was pronounced dead.
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The Best of MightWar: 2014 Edition

Welcome to the annual “Best of MightWar” post.

We are going into the archives to rediscover the posts that resonated with us this past year.

It’s a chance for you to catch up on something you might have missed.

Or if you’re new to the site, it provides a little taste of what you might bump into whilst wandering around here.
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity


Playful Banter

It’s funny how we tend to focus on the differences between the many peoples that call this planet home. But when you travel, you catch glimpses of the many elements that are repeated from one group to another.
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Zigzag


Fractured Reflections

This week, WordPress is encouraging us to ‘forego the straightforward in favour of the twisting and winding’. And so I’m offering up the ceiling of the Great Court at the British Museum.
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Extra, Extra


A Moment of Breathlessness

There are some photos that leave a vivid memory of what it took to capture them. And when it came to choosing an image for this week’s challenge, this shot jumped to mind.
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… The First Step

September 18th, 2005

Mum & Dad
Dear Mum & Daddi,
As I age, I gain a clearer perception of you as people; a better understanding of the seriousness with which you undertook your role as parents; and a greater appreciation for the efforts you put into raising your children.
And now, as I sit writing this on the other side of the world from all I know, I am filled with wonder at the courage and the care you showed in your parenting: for I am here because of you.
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist


Unexpected Interactions

There is a delight in observing how people interact with their environment that has had me enjoying the act of ‘people watching’ for years.

Now that I am learning the art of photography, I find myself trying to capture such moments with the lens; seeing if I can translate them to film.
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Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Move


Journeying Home

This week’s challenge is to share our interpretation of “on the move”.

I chose this image as it is one of the few photos I’ve managed to capture where the motion is intended.
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