Jim Bradley

  • Jim Bradley posted an update 1 week, 6 days ago

    God made man, Man made religion!

    It is my earnest belief that most of the major religions are based on misinterpretation and that is the source of most of the issues facing people now. We have been provided with everything we need in this world and this life yet humanity, in its wisdom, doubts and believes that we can do so much better than what…[Read more]

  • Jim Bradley posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Always nice to meet a fan. As you know, some find his work difficult to take.

  • Jim Bradley posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Are you Scottish then? I’m being nosy. lol Would love to know more about how you discovered him etc.

    • Actually I am English. I can remember way back in the 70’s when I first saw a performance from Billy, a stand up routine with piles of smut included – it was outrageously funny. Being a musician, I was also a fan of his old group “The Humblebums” which disbanded in 1971. Everyone knew Billy Connolly back then, he was steadily forging his…[Read more]

  • Jim Bradley posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    You know Billy then? I’ve always loved the Big Yin and his work.

    • Yes, I know Billy – not personally you understand, but have been a long term fan of his for years. The guy can tell a yarn or two and be effortlessly funny at the same time. There’s only one Big Yin.

      • Are you Scottish then? I’m being nosy. lol Would love to know more about how you discovered him etc.

        • Actually I am English. I can remember way back in the 70’s when I first saw a performance from Billy, a stand up routine with piles of smut included – it was outrageously funny. Being a musician, I was also a fan of his old group “The Humblebums” which disbanded in 1971. Everyone knew Billy Connolly back then, he was steadily forging his…[Read more]

  • Jim Bradley posted an update 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    I am Scottish, raised in Glasgow, the largest city on the west coast of Scotland. Despite the attempts of liberals to make Glasgow appear something it is not, it has been, is and always shall be a rough, tough, non politically correct working class city. It will never be the pavement cafe/ wine bar. progressive cultural centre that the city…[Read more]

    • I’m pretty sure the Big Yin would agree with your sentiments.

      • You know Billy then? I’ve always loved the Big Yin and his work.

        • Yes, I know Billy – not personally you understand, but have been a long term fan of his for years. The guy can tell a yarn or two and be effortlessly funny at the same time. There’s only one Big Yin.

          • Are you Scottish then? I’m being nosy. lol Would love to know more about how you discovered him etc.

            • Actually I am English. I can remember way back in the 70’s when I first saw a performance from Billy, a stand up routine with piles of smut included – it was outrageously funny. Being a musician, I was also a fan of his old group “The Humblebums” which disbanded in 1971. Everyone knew Billy Connolly back then, he was steadily forging his…[Read more]

  • Jim Bradley posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    Just some random quotes that resonate with me…

    This place is a dream, it only seems real to those who are asleep.
    Then comes death and you wake up laughing
    at what you thought was your grief. – Rumi

    If you cannot find a group whose consciousness matches your own, be the source of one. Others of like consciousness will be drawn to you.

    Ask of…[Read more]

  • Whatever you may think about recent global and local events, much of it is not good. Personally, I feel that the most unforgivable thing is that “they” have taken my peace of mind. Whether that is their fault or mine is a moot point, but my world has changed, not for the better in many ways. Not for me, particularly but I have a keen sense of how…[Read more]

  • Jim Bradley commented on the post, whys 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    After so many years asking myself that same question, “Why am I here?”, I have come to the conclusion that I am only here to observe, to learn and to use that learning to help me move on further, progress more, spiritually, for the next time. Other times, I just feel that I’m here because someone ‘upstairs’ hold s a grudge… who knows for sure?

  • ‘Shouting into the night’? Been there, done that, for real, in nature. Very fulfilling too!

  • I love the evocative descriptions in this, some of which I can relate to. Nice work. I look forward to reading more.

  • I completely understand. I do almost the exact same thing in nature. I look at or tune into a scene, a place, and let my higher mind lead me into the story of that place or time. It is always amazing to me how randomly creative the mind can be! I especially connect to the magik part of your work too since that has been a large part of my life.

  • Jim Bradley posted an update 2 months ago

    Everyone has a book within them, they say, and I do believe that. In fact, I believe I have several and have been working on them for far too long, without getting serious enough to look at publication. The one book that I find hardest to write however, is the one that may lay my soul bare, exposed to the world. I don’t care what people think of…[Read more]

  • Jim Bradley commented on the post, Day Off! 2 months ago

    I like this. Don’t know the story of your hospital visits and why would I? But good luck with that. I have discovered over the last few years that “Me time” is essential and, thankfully, I can incorporate this into my daily routine at work now, almost every day of the week. I need it. And I work in hospitals too – have done for almost 40 years…[Read more]

  • Nice work. I like this.

  • Jim Bradley commented on the post, some a thing 2 months ago

    Your thoughts resonate with some of us Ben, although we don’t always see how or why, as the author. I’ve been there myself, more times than I care to remember. I get the absurd idea that it’s okay to make my mad ramblings public and then someone sees something in them that I would never have been aware of in a million years, until they tell me…[Read more]

  • His name was… George. That’s how we knew him and the only name he would respond to. He appeared to be one of many possibly alcoholic, down and out’s that frequented the main railway station, checking out the litter bins and garbage cans to see if there was anything worth saving. Perhaps a bit to eat? Or something more valuable to him. Sometimes,…[Read more]

  • I love the reference to the seafaring people and the ocean. My first love, my go-to place, my sanctuary is the ocean. Coming from an Island Nation, the Sea has always been a BIG part of my life, personally and through my ancestral heritage too so this resonates with me. Nice one Ben. You have done it again. As usual, your work never disappoints.

  • My well meaning but misguided parents raised me as a Catholic and in the early days strongly encouraged, nigh enforced my attendance at Sunday mass. I was sent to Catholic school where we were “educated” by (perhaps) well meaning nuns and monks into the Catholic religion. Part of that education/ indoctrination mean that we HAD TO learn and recite…[Read more]

  • I may have said this before (but I’m saying it again anyway, so shoot me! lol) If you have ever read Hans Christian Anderson’s tale of ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’, you will know about the little boy who saw the truth amidst all of the lies and illusions. Well, yes, I often feel like that young boy. Like everyone else is seeing something different…[Read more]

  • We all have a body and a mind, strong or not but, more importantly we have a Spirit within. We are NOT that body, that image, that physical representation. It is in Spirit that we experience universal one love. On the physical plane we are victims of Ego, of opinions, of what we call ‘society’. Raise up and we can see beyond and over all…[Read more]

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