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Little surfer boy

Reading Time: 15 minutes They look over their shoulders before they take to their boards. Watch for the girls huddled in Juicyfruit gum popping reverie; the kids beating sandcastles into corn mush, the butt-cheek flashing old-timers settling down for a flame-broiled snooze under big yellow umbrellas. They steady themselves then take flight, working the waves into submission, salt clogging […]

Posted inBooks, Fiction, Philosophy

The Curse of the Maya!

Reading Time: 3 minutes I have told you about this project before, but a little reminder might be in order. A book that I have written with one of my ex-colleagues called The Curse of the Maya: A Truth-Seekers’ Story is now published and available to buy. Details from the Loom site are: Johnny Pearce and Andy Loneragan are embarking […]

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Traeger on Survival of the Fittest

Reading Time: 3 minutes Jeremiah Traeger, contributor here at ATP, has kindly reviewed my fiction book Survival of the Fittest: Metamorphosis (UK readers) and posted it on Amazon. Here is the review. Grab yourself a copy for some winter reading! 5.0 out of 5 stars Zombies, comedy, and theology? By Jeremiah Traeger on October 23, 2018 It drops you in focusing exactly the type […]

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The Attacks – An Apocalyptic Vision

Reading Time: 11 minutes From that day forward, they were just called The Attacks.  Nobody on the planet had the slightest doubt what you were referring to if you said those two words. —-A historian writing in 2050 It was June 19th, 2070 the fiftieth anniversary of the attacks. I was sitting in a bar in Cape Town, nursing […]

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Grab Yourself a Bargain

Reading Time: 2 minutes My first fiction book, to which I am presently writing the sequel, is on offer at Amazon at the moment. Please grab yourself a bargain (the price usually goes up as people grab it): Survival of the Fittest: Metamorphosis. The description is as follows: No one seems to know where it started. Or exactly when. […]

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What Would You Do?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Time for another apocalyptic excerpt for your delectation (or not). This is another section from my first fiction book (Survival of the Fittest: Metamorphosis), and we return to the two characters that appeared in the last excerpt I posted (concerning evolution). This pair is an unlikely combination (excuse some robust language) amongst the half dozen or […]

Posted inEvolution, Fiction

Evolution around a Campfire

Reading Time: 2 minutes As some of you might know, I wrote my first fiction book last year (Survival of the Fittest: Metamorphosis) and am working on the sequel. I deal with, and will be dealing with, any number of philosophical subjects as a viral outbreak hits the world. Here, before it all goes off, two characters, who form something of […]

Posted inEducation, Fiction, Religion, Secularism

If religion were true…

Reading Time: < 1 minute I am spending much of today and tomorrow with my daughter, celebrating her 11th birthday. And on Sunday I’m supporting my partner in her first ‘strong woman’ competition (lifting 55kg sandbags, and even heavier stone blocks, flipping 100-200kg tractor tyres, etc.). As such, I have no time to research and write a post, today (or this weekend), […]