The Flat-Footed Fox is my running blog. I ran my first marathon in 2012, and I have attempted to run two marathons every year since. Here, I write about my training, my races and the good, bad and ugly things that I encounter along the way. Semper Currens is a virtual trainer based around my preparation for the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon and my annual run for Team Fox.
Thoughts from the Guv’nor is my music blog. The original Thoughts From The Guv’nor blog ran from June 2010 to March 2013. Primarily a vehicle to publicize the activities of my now-defunct record label, City Boy, it was also a place where I reviewed gigs and interviewed music business professionals. Some of the classic posts from that earlier blog are now housed in the From the Archives section of this site
This incarnation of the blog features new reviews, interviews and music-related writing, including Aya Gooin’ Down De Mont?, which is an oral history of rock music at the De Montfort Hall, Leicester, during the 1970s and 80s.
Finally, Grains of Sand contains my thoughts on religion and spirituality. Written from a progressive, (hopefully) enlightened, Anglican perspective, I hope to make this blog provocative in all the right ways. The title is taken from William Blake’s “Auguries of Innocence”: “To see a World in a Grain of Sand/And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,/Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand/And Eternity in an hour.”
A good place to begin in this blog is my Brief Biography of God, which lays out some of the core tenets of my faith as I currently understand it. Also, housed in the Sermons section of the site, you can find a collection of homilies I have preached as a part of the Lay Reader Program run by The Episcopal Diocese of Central New York, which is designed to license participants to preach in the Episcopal Church.
Whatever the reason for your visit, feel free to like your favorite posts and share them with anyone you think might enjoy them. I welcome comments and will entertain arguments on any of the topics, providing they are respectful (i.e. free of ad hominem attacks) and well-reasoned (i.e. they are not rants).