Is it religion

And what should we all hope for? Shorter finger nails to play our stringed instruments with? Free speech? Tolerance? Hair that doesn’t grow? More alcohol? Limitless inhibitions? The right to have faith without fear? The list goes on.

Should I start with faith? A society where no matter what you believe in is acceptable? Not really. There have to be boundaries even for a free thinker like me, we cannot have a totally free society. I mean Paedophilia is totally unacceptable! Other things are not. Religion is for instance something that is very personal and even if you believe in the same principles as me, I bet we believe in different things.

Religion! Something that I get confused about. Why on earth would you want to die for what you believe in? Why would you kill for it? I’m happy in who I am without religion. I see religion as a negative in who we are, not a positive in life itself. Why do different religions have to fight with each other? Hell, what do I know!

OK, Free love? Again I’m not entirely sure that is acceptable but you might. I am not of the original hippy generation but old enough to be closer to it than some other generations. My music choice is definitely from that era but I’m not sure I’m one of them. I like to think I’m from a free thinking generation but I doubt I’m quite that tolerant. I’ve enjoyed liberating drugs, I love alcohol and the feeling it gives me, but I’m not free like some others of my generation. I like to know where I belong in society even if it is on the fringes.

Alcohol is my freedom! Tobacco is my lifeline. I don’t need other drugs that might enhance my life, even if they are less life threatening than those I already enjoy. I’m happy to accept the consequences of my choices.

So? where do I sit in the mire? I’m just a free thinker that enjoys what I have. I’ve tried suicide but that didn’t work for me. I’ve tried religion but I got lost in the throng of faiths. I belong where I am and nowhere else I guess

Something new

Once again I feel the need to be writing something. I’m not politically charged, I have no life enhancing comments I wish to espouse on you all. I have no poetry left in me and have not had such desires for quite a while. Do you really want or need to know about my private life? (Please say no but you’re getting it anyway for now)

Depression still rules my everyday life, I have not worked in what feels like forever, I did try a job for 3 days but the shifts were just too long for me. I could happily work the 4 to 6 hour shifts they advertised but 10+ hour long shifts are just not for me!

I’ve been teaching myself to play the Ukulele. I picked up a cheap Ukulele and searched the net to find that there is tons of lessons, song books and helpful hints out there if you are just prepared to look. I even found a really helpful group on Facebook where you can get really useful hints and tips plus songs to learn and it is all free (which is how I like it).

I’ve had my Uke about three months and I can happily strum my way through a few songs which pleases me no end. I even plan to provide some entertainment for my friends around the campfire when we go on our annual camp in August.

I have been reading, sort of on and off really. At the moment I’m plowing through three Terry Pratchett books I picked up at a local charity shop, not sure what I’ll be reading next but I have plenty of books that deserve a read on my bookshelves.

I’m gonna try and write at least once a week, hopefully more but for now thanks for reading and following my blog.


2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,500 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

I’m Posting every day in 2011!

OK, so I’m a bit late to this but as I post something most days anyway I thought I’d sign up

Here is my pledge:

I’ve decided I want to blog more (can that really be possible?). Rather than just thinking about doing it, I’m starting right now.  I will be posting on this blog once a day for all of 2011.

I know it won’t be easy, but it might be fun, inspiring, awesome and wonderful. Therefore I’m promising to make use of The DailyPost, and the community of other bloggers with similar goals, to help me along the way, including asking for help when I need it and encouraging others when I can.

If you already read my blog, I hope you’ll encourage me with comments and likes, and good will along the way.

Signed on this day 19th February 2011

Trevor Litchfield

7 Little Things…. | Poems ‘n Stuff

7 Little Things…. | Poems ‘n Stuff.

I read the above blog post and thought what an honest entry this was and like Pen I’m not going to be awarding any other blogs with awards, I just like the idea of an ‘honesty’ post.

Here are 7 Little Things about me:

1) I am colourblind! Not a great affliction I know but it prevented me from joining the Navy, my first career choice whilst still at school. It has blighted my clothes buying experience all my life, I only buy black, blue or red clothing. It even nearly prevented me from passing my HGV driving test and I had to prove that I know the traffic light sequence rather than relying on the colours alone (they are red, red/amber, green – green, amber, red – I see red, red/red, white – white, red, red (if I see a red light I know I have to stop or be prepared to stop)), great when I’m driving at night through a town with orange (red) street lighting 😀

2) At many levels I hate the human species! We are wrecking the planet we call home at an alarming rate yet our leaders give little more than lip service to it in return, they are more worried about the financial cost than the planetary cost. Our children’s children will look back to our time in history and never forgive us.

3) I love to be surrounded by talented people. At school I hung out with the best musicians, sports players, artists etc. Throughout my life I’ve found that I make friends easily with this sort of person and just love being in their company. I don’t find myself overawed by the person but I am in awe of their talent and simply enjoy listening to them talk, make music, watching them play their sport or paint/draw.

4) I cannot do heights! I mean no more than a handful of rungs on a ladder, I can’t bear to look out of windows higher than the third of fourth floor, I get dizzy stood on a chair! I have flown a few times but I really have to build myself up for it, take off is a living nightmare!

5) I hate curry! The smell, the taste, everything about it makes me feel ill!

6) I enjoy nothing better than sitting down wasting an afternoon or evening with a good chin wag and good friends over a few pots of coffee or tea (and cake and/or cookies). Without doubt I would choose this activity over almost any other, trouble is I seem to be short of said good friends at the moment and rarely get to partake in this activity.

7) I have small hands, already my daughters hands are as big as mine. I guess that’s why I never persisted with a musical instrument in my youth, I could barely make chords on a guitar, piano/keyboard was a definite no-no, I loved bashing the drums though, shame I’m a bit short on rhythm 😉

That was much harder than I thought it would be.


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