About – Disclaimer


A short time ago, someone suggested that i start a blog.  I dismissed this at the time as mere whimsy as i wasn’t wholly sure what ‘starting a blog’ actually entailed, what it was for and furthermore why I, of all people, would want to start one.  Since that time, i have found myself returning to this question with alarming regularity, at all times of day, until finally, in a fit of pique, i find myself here pondering the very same question in this, my debut blog entry…

I guess there are reasons, many and varied, for doing this and i will attempt to explore and explain some of them shortly…but first…let me tell you a story…

In the daytime, i am a therapist and, i believe, a good one.

Not so long ago, i worked for a private company which provided therapy for children and young people who had attachment disorders due to major trauma.  In simple terms this means that the kids had suffered so much shit early on that they were no longer functioning in any ways which might reasonably be called acceptable or appropriate. They were the murderers and rapists of the future and my job was to try to arrest this chaos and move them forward.

To cut a long story short, the company lied to me about my conditions of employment and often put the needs of the business ahead of the needs of the kids.  I was not willing to accept this and challenged the management.  This was the point at which i began to be bullied and micro-managed so that i would either leave or be sacked.

During this period i was called into management (again) and asked to explain some innocuous comments i had made on Facebook several weeks earlier.  I told them that what i do in my own time was my business and refused to justify their bullshit with any kind of answer. Soon after, i left work on sick leave, which lasted about a year and i never returned.

Recently, i received a letter from an organisation called ‘The Independent Safeguarding Authority’ which stated that they had received a complaint from my previous employers about some remarks i had made on Facebook and were required to investigate this complaint fully in order to see whether or not they should “BAR ME FROM WORKING WITH CHILDREN OR VULNERABLE ADULTS” and effectively end my career, which was nice.  The upshot of this complaint was that they had decided that there wasn’t sufficient evidence to bar me but that they would hold this complaint on file and should my name become known to them in the future, they would revisit it.

So…you ask…what the hell has this got to do with anything, and especially what has this got to do with why you are starting a blog?

Well…i’ll tell you

The remarks i made on Facebook are not even worth printing here…BUT…they were dark in nature, and in my view, really quite funny….

I was raised in an alcoholic home, have Tourette’s Syndrome and through the need to self-medicate have battled chronic addictions throughout my life….as a result of this, i have an extremely dark sense of humour because as the man said…pain + time = comedy… I communicate in a deadpan fashion and almost everything i say is dripping with irony…so…DO NOT TAKE EVERYTHING I SAY LITERALLY…and as a result of my addictive nature and behaviour i have often found myself in some pretty uncompromising situations, in some odd places, and all too often in a lot of pain…much of which i may recount in these pages with an ever-present titter or snigger echoing down some nearby corridor just out of sight, like that little red-booted dwarf in ‘don’t look now’.

If you are a current or future employer of mine, or just some dick who lacks any form of life experience or wit and wishes to try to cause me upset or distress:

I HOLD FULL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS TO THIS MATERIAL

YOU DO NOT HAVE MY PERMISSION TO COPY OR REPRODUCE ANYTHING WRITTEN HERE IN ANY OTHER ARENA

THESE PAGES WILL CONTAIN REFERENCES TO SEX, DRUGS AND POSSIBLY EVEN SOME ROCK’N’ROLL

MUCH OF WHAT I WRITE HERE ARE PAST EVENTS i.e. I NO LONGER BEHAVE THIS WAY

MY EXPERIENCES HAVE TAUGHT ME MANY THINGS WHICH I WISH TO SHARE WITH OTHER PEOPLE WITHIN THIS FORUM

MY EXPERIENCES HAVE SHAPED ME INTO A KIND AND COMPASSIONATE MAN AND MOST DEFINITELY NOT A DANGER TO CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS

 

Simply put…i love people…all people and wish to communicate

I feel lonely quite a lot of the time

In my experience the human condition is often quite intolerable and people will do almost anything to escape it

It is in the methods of people’s escaping that things become interesting…so if i share mine…and it relates to others…then maybe…just maybe…

we may relate…

and connect…

and i may not feel so alone…

THIS is the reason i am writing this blog…

well…

that…plus…i want men to respect me and want to be me

…and women to find me dark, poetic and irresistibly sexually attractive

…plus i want a book deal

…and some of those dry sea creatures that spring into life when you put them in water

…and cake

 

Thank you…i love you

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