The Truth About Lies

Blog URL:http://jim-murdoch.blogspot.com/
Blog Tags:writing, poetry, book review, language
Country:United Kingdom
Location:Glasgow

Scottish author Jim Murdoch discusses writing, his own and other authors, and muses at length about his fascination with the perversity of language. Veering from the nostalgic to the acerbic his blog will amuse anyone with a love of language.



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The potential to make yourself a better man... that is what it is to be Human... to make yourself more than you are. – Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek Nemesis)As I was falling asleep last night I found myself thinking about Timothy Balding’s novel, sp...

The potential to make yourself a better man... that is what it is to be Human... to make yourself more than you are. – Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek Nemesis)As I was falling asleep last night I found myself thinking about Timothy Balding’s novel, sp...

#711

on Feb 15, 2017 in: poetry

The Laws of Physics(for B.) I twisted what I had to sayand crammed it into wordsbut it was a poor fitand my feelings spilled outover the edges and into the air. But what needs to be said is there. Everything is somewhere. 16 October 1989  ...

#710

on Feb 12, 2017 in: poetry

CompanyActing as a chaperoneand posing as a friendTime came along with usbut skulked off by himselfbefore I got to know you. After you had gonehe returned like guiltand stayed the night. In fact, he stayed all week. 15 October 1989    I re...

#709

on Feb 8, 2017 in: poetry

Love's Diary Found(for B.) It was an old notebook andmuch of the writing had faded with age: I had never really appreciatedthe corrosive aspects of time until then. But I knew something must have been thereto make it feel so special. And I imagined b...

#708

on Feb 5, 2017 in: poetry, truth

MoonshineWhen I found him he was in a bad way: he'd been on home truths all dayand he wasn't used to their razor edge. He said he was dead inside anyway. I offered him a platitude and he laughed. And he laughed. 30 September 1989 The he is me. The r...

#707

on Feb 1, 2017 in: poetry

Accidents Can HappenStumbling gibberishlyhe fell into a speechand we stood helplessand watched till hedragged himself drippingfrom his final phrase. He looked ill –he'd swallowed some of the wordsbefore they were ready for use. 30 September 1989&nb...