Jim Bradley

  • Jim Bradley posted an update 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Imagine: A favorite relative gives a kid something absolutely phenomenal that it will take the kid a very long time to appreciate what it is they have… BUT… the ‘parent’ steps in and does not allow the kid to have access to the thing or to discover just how great the thing is…

    God, by whichever name you know him/ her/ it…. has given us an…[Read more]

  • I’m still here too, flitting in and out like a butterfly…. or a moth!

  • Jim Bradley posted an update 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    This is a time of change, of ‘spring cleaning’ on a global scale. Sometimes you need to pause to take stock and get rid of the rubbish you have been hoarding for far too long, to create space for something new and better to enter your life. We need to sweep, polish, wash, dust and mop everywhere to get rid of the grime, the dirt, the negative…[Read more]

  • Jim Bradley commented on the post, im new here 🙂 1 month ago

    Welcome! Don’t think. Write! You can criticize your own work later but getting it out and in print is the first step. Looking forward to reading some of what’s in there. 🙂

  • Jim Bradley posted an update 1 month ago

    We just returned from a weeks vacation to Rodanthe in the Outer Banks, North Carolina. I’m getting to see more of my adopted country, little by little. So far, I’ve covered, Las Vegas (Courtesy of Ben Ogden), Delaware, Maryland, Ocean City, Dewey beach, Myrtle beach, Niagra falls (American side) and now, North Carolina. I also realise that too…[Read more]

  • I’m one of those popping my head round the door to see who’s in, as I do occasionally, not nearly enough. Nice to see so many names I recognize. Life got way too busy with two growing boys and all the rest so I just don’t seem to have the same time to indulge in my writing as I once did back in the day. “HI” to all of you anyway. I’m like a ghost…[Read more]

  • 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 3 months, 2 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks 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]

  • 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]

  • 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 4 months, 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 5 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! 5 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.

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