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Colin W. Campbell
Colin W Campbell  writes short fiction and poetry in Sarawak on the lovely green island of Borneo and faraway in Yunnan in southwest China. Colin's stories has found good homes with ABCtales Anthology, Adult Creative Writing Club Competitions, Between the Cracks Digest, Bewildering Stories, Blinking Cursor Literary Magazine, Dark Fire Fiction, Fantastic Frontiers Magazine, Fiction365, Firstwriter Magazine, Flashshot, Gold Dust Magazine, Golden Visions Magazine, Haggard and Halloo, Leaf Books, Microliterature, Nailpolish Stories, Pill Hill Press, Pure Slush, Separate Worlds, Stinkwaves Magazine, Stories in the Ether, The Adroit Journal, The Daily Flash Anthology, The Fantasy Gazetteer, The Fringe Magazine,The Literati Quarterly, The Straitjackets Magazine, Twisted Endings, Twisted Tongue Magazine, Writers Billboard, 365 tomorrows, and 6 Tales Magazine. Colin's poetry has found good homes with  Bewildering Stories, Blinking Cursor Literary Magazine & The Blinking Anthology, Dagda Publishing, Dreamscape Press, Eastlit, Eunoia Review, Electric Rather Literary Magazine, Firstwriter Magazine, Haunted Waters Press, Dreamscape Press, Haiku Journal, Mouse Tales Press, Peeking Cat Poetry, Poetry Quarterly, Purple Pig, Secret Attic, Sol Magazine, Tanka Journal, The Randomly Accessed Poetics, Twisted Endings, Twisted Tongue Magazine, The Straitjackets Magazine, Three Line Poetry, UFO Gigolo, Voices Net Anthology, VOXpoetica, Wanderings Magazine, Writers Network, and 50 Haikus. Background: Professionally qualified as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and a Chartered Construction Manager. Highpoints have included a Masters Degree in Construction Management and professional body service as Chair of the Scottish Branch of the Chartered Institute of Building, Chair of the Scottish Region of the Architects and Surveyors Institute, and President of the Architects and Surveyors Institute. Main career activities were first in the UK construction industry and later as a college and university lecturer moving on to a number of management roles in Glasgow College of Building and Printing, eventually as Head of Quality Assurance. A fondness of writing over the years have included professional and academic articles, a weekly column, and more besides in the ever-so-sensible world of non-fiction. Today, it's all much more fun with short fiction and poetry.
author bio
fiction 7 8 8 21 3 5 7 5 3 - 1 - 68
poetry 24 32 20 3 1 3 1 2 11 5 11 - 113
articles - - - 1 - - - - - 1 - 14 16
 and no plans to stop writing.
publications
dry winds are calling Tanka, accepted for Tanka Journal, Issue One, 2014. mysterious moon Tanka, accepted for UFO Gigolo, 16 Nov 2014. will borneo clouds Haiku, accepted for PDF and print publication in Three Line Poetry, Issue 28, 2014. Dreams of Old Shanghai Poem, accepted for publication by Eastlit, Oct 2014. First published when awarded first place in the 'Dreams in our Hearts (Double Five) Competition' and Editor's Choice, Sol Magazine, Summer 2006. The Best Man's Speech Flash fiction, accepted for publication by Haggard & Halloo, 28 Sept 2014. Two Fingers Finnigan Flash Fiction, accepted for publication in Twisted Endings, Sept 2014. when long shadows bring Haiku, accepted for publication (as long shadows bring gentle) in 50 Haikus in Issue 6, 2014. in monsoon clouds Haiku, accepted for publication in 50 Haikus in Issue 6, 2014. dog.dog.dog Nonce poem, accepted for publication in Purple Pig, 28 Aug 2014. Fat Cat Just 13 words, accepted for publication in print and PDF by Haunted Waters Press, From the Depths, The Space Between, Fall 2014. As a 'Scattered Penny' embedded in the artwork over pages 24/25.  when new monsoon winds Haiku, accepted for PDF and print publication in Three Line Poetry, Issue 26, 2014. Damai Moon Pantoum, accepted for publication in Eastlit, July 2014 accompanied with a photo of the Damai Golf and Country Club. ancient forest Haiku, accepted for publication in Eastlit, July 2014 accompanied with a photo of the Damai Golf and Country Club. A Word From the Literary Police Flash fiction, accepted for publication in the First Issue of the Literati Quarterly, June 2014. ISSN: 2373-1494. The Key to the Fairy Kingdom Flash fiction, accepted for publication in print in Issue 3 of Stinkwaves,  April 2014. wind ripples water Haiku, accepted for publication in print by 50 Haikus, Volume 1, Issue 5, 2014. ISBN-13: 978- 1632750013 and ISBN-10: 1632750015. The Old Triumphator Flash Fiction, accepted for publication by Twisted Endings, March, 2014. Bells Flash fiction, accepted for publication by the Journal of Microliterature, 09 March 2014. Three Haiku and the Hornbill at Damai Central.  Accepted for publication in Eastlit, March 2014, with: in the driest days young hornbills might watch cool monsoon days bring skyvilla watches Haiku, accepted for publication in print in 50 Haikus, Volume 1, Issue 2, 2014. ISBN-13: 978- 1495926334 and ISBN-10: 1495926338. winter moon shining Haiku, accepted for publication in print in 50 Haikus, Volume 1, Issue 2, 2014. ISBN-13: 978- 1495926334 and ISBN-10: 1495926338. light wind in tall grass Haiku, accepted for publication in print in 50 Haikus, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2014. ISBN-13: 978- 1495307638 and ISBN-10: 1495307638. so cultivated Haiku, accepted for publication by Eunoia Review, 13 Jan 2014. Morning Mist Poem, accepted in Poetry Quarterly, Winter 2013 in the online and print versions published Jan  2014. ISBN-13: 978-0615795614 and ISBN-10: 0615795617. even zombies fear Haiku, accepted for publication by Dreamscape Press in the anthology, Haiku of the Dead,  2014. ISBN: 1495262286 and ISBN-13: 978- 1495262289. fury of the deep Haiku, accepted for PDF and print publication in Three Line Poetry, Issue 23, 2014. SBN-13: 978-1495306242 and ISBN-10: 1495306240. Human Flash fiction, accepted for online publication in UFO Gigolo, Jan 2014. Alien Poet Poem, accepted for online publication in UFO Gigolo, Jan 2014. even butterflies Haiku, accepted for publication online and in print in Haiku Journal, Issue 23, 2014. ISBN- 13: 978-1494878559 and ISBN-10: 1494878550
2014
The Chess Player of the Desert Short story, accepted for publication by Bewildering Stories, Issue 554, 2013. Butterfly Pantoum, accepted for publishing in VOXpoetica, 05 Dec 2013. faraway winds might Haiku, accepted for publication online and in print in Haiku Journal, Issue 22. ISBN-13: 978- 1494705961 and ISBN-10: 1494705966 borneo monsoon Haiku, accepted for publication online and in print in Haiku Journal, Issue 20. ISBN-13: 978- 1494395469 and ISBN-10: 1494395460. dreaming butterflies Haiku, accepted for publication online and in print in Haiku Journal, Issue 20. ISBN-13: 978- 1494395469 and ISBN-10: 1494395460. Santubong Eagle Pantoum, accepted for publication  in Eastlit, Nov 2013. First published in Pantoums From Borneo in Bewildering Stories, Issue 478 in 2012. Dreams Pantoum, accepted for publication  in Eastlit, Nov 2013. First published in Pantoums From Borneo in Bewildering Stories, Issue 478 in 2012. Lizard Poo Pantoum, accepted for publication  in Eastlit, Nov 2013. First published in Pantoums From Borneo in Bewildering Stories, Issue 478 in 2012. Grey Watcher Pantoum, accepted for publication by UFO Gigolo, 20 Oct 2013. Chess Master Flash fiction, accepted for publication by Pure Slush, Hobby, 16 Oct 2013. Penelope's Poisonous Plan Micro fiction, accepted for print and electronic publication in Twisted Endings, September Issue, 2013. First published as the winning entry, Adult Creative Writing Club Competition No. 88, Dec 2008. In a Bottle Poem, accepted for print and electronic publication in Twisted Endings, September Issue, 2013. Long-Lost Love Pantoum, accepted for publishing in 'Threads' an Anthology by Dagda Publishing in print and ebook, Oct 2013. The Sands of Time Pantoum, accepted for publishing in 'Threads' an Anthology by Dagda Publishing in print and ebook, Oct 2013. Autumn Moon Pantoum,  accepted for publishing in 'Threads' an Anthology by Dagda Publishing in print and ebook. First appeared in Dagda Publishing Blog, 15 July 2013. A Pantoum in the Sarawak Club Pantoum, accepted for publication by Eastlit, Sept 2013. With photographs and a short non- fiction piece on the club with an emphasis on literary connections. Evening Pantoum, accepted for publication in the First Issue of Peeking Cat Poetry, Aug 2013. south china sea hears Haiku, accepted for publication online and in print by Haiku Journal, Issue 17, 2013. ISBN/EAN13 1492197904/9781492197904 palm fronds now trembling Haiku, accepted for publication online and in print by Haiku Journal, Issue 17, 2013. ISBN/EAN13 1492197904/9781492197904 Sex and Violence and Old Ladies Limerick accepted for publication in the Electric Rather Literary Magazine, Second Issue 2013. Playing Chess with an Alien Flash fiction, accepted for publication by Bewildering Stories, Issue 536, Aug 2013. The Winged Archer Flash fiction accepted in print in the first issue of Stinkwaves Magazine, First Issue, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2013. Song of the Ice Poem, accepted for publication by Randomly Accessed Poetics on RAPoetics Issue Two: Paint Darkness into Day, 2013. Whispers Pantoum accepted for publication in Eastlit, Issue 5 in April 2013 in one of three pieces set around Kuching, Sarawak. First published in the print and PDF versions of The Blinking Anthology 2012. Radio Show Pantoum accepted for publication in Eastlit, Issue 5 in April 2013 in one of three pieces set around Kuching, Sarawak. Mutiara 93250 Pantoum accepted for publication in Eastlit, Issue 5 in April 2013 in one of three pieces set around Kuching, Sarawak. Darkest Red Sunset Flash fiction accepted in Nailpolish Stories, A Tiny and Colorful Literary Journal, April 2013. Lovely Teeth Limerick accepted for publication in Twisted Endings, March 2013. Reunion Flash fiction accepted in Pure Slush, Fashion, 13 March 2013. The Interview Outerview Flash fiction accepted in Pure Slush, The Office, 20 Feb 2013. Santubong Haiku A mini-collection of ten haiku accepted for publication in Eastlit, Issue Three, 2013. secrets of the deep waves at santubong worries far away tide now goes far out santubong mangroves washed by timeless waves go and you'll be missed wind hides in the trees quiet now at damai santubong sun sets
2013
2012
Alimigator Poem, accepted for publication, The Randomly Accessed Poetics, Issue 2: Paint Darkness into Day, Dec 2012. All Alone Flash Fiction accepted for publication in Fantastic Frontiers Magazine, Sept 2012. Out of Touch Short story accepted for publication in Separate Worlds, June 2012. Runner up, Adult Creative Writing Club Competition No. 106,  June 2010. spark of creation Haiku, accepted for publication in Issue 17 of Three Line Poetry, 2012: Three Haiku Accepted for publication in Issue 16 of Three Line Poetry, 2012 and comprising: though now long withered tablets of stone lie remember with thanks Forever Young Flash fiction accepted for publication as the featured story for 19 June 2012 on Fiction 365. new leaves crowd old trees Haiku accepted for publication online and in print, Haiku Journal, Issue 9, May 2012. ISBN/EAN13:1477681809 / 9781477681800 Pantoums From Borneo Accepted for publication in a mini-collection of four pantoums in Bewildering Stories, Issue 478, May 2012: Santubong Eagle Lizard Poo Dreams In the Shadow of Mount Santubong (In the Shadow of Mount Santubong was first published within an article of the same name in the Sarawak Tribune, 07 Dec 2011) A New Beginning Micro fiction accepted for E-book publication, Stories in the Ether, Issue Four, May 2012, having first appeared in the online version, Nevermet Press, 23 Dec 2011. First Time Micro fiction accepted for publication online in Dark Fire Fiction, Issue 57, May 2012. The Ministry of Dirty Tricks Flash fiction accepted for publication online in 365 tomorrows, 30 April 2012. The Wild Side Flash fiction accepted for publication online in Golden Visions Magazine Spring 2012 Issue. ISSN No. 1942-4450. First appeared as winning entry, Adult Creative Writing Club Competition No. 114, Feb 2011. Trade Secret Micro fiction accepted for publication online in Bewildering Stories, Issue 470, March 2012. Whispers Pantoum inspired down at Santubong, accepted for publication in print and PDF versions of The Blinking Anthology 2012. Nine Little Poems A mini-collection of nine haiku accepted for publication online, Mouse Tales Press, Feb 2012 and comprising: another tree falls drops of acid rain storms getting stronger seashell on the shore  rain on lotus pool rain falls on fishpond  snow on distant hills mayfly must hurry like the mist at dawn Storms getting stronger was first published online as winner of a Writers Network haiku contest, 2006. Rain on lotus pool was first appeared online on being cherry-picked by the editors at ABCtales, 2004. Rain falls on fishpond was first appeared online as a 'Poem of the Week' on ABCtales, 2005.
Getting to Know a Stranger Micro fiction accepted for publication online, The Adroit Journal,  Issue 1.3 (Winter 2011/2012) Just Another Reality Micro fiction accepted for publication online. Flashshot, 09 Dec 2011. In the Shadow of Mount Santubong (article) Non-fiction article on the Malaysia My Second Home Programme accepted for publication in print in the Sarawak Tribune, 07 Dec 2011. Published with the following poem embedded. In the Shadow of Mount Santubong (poem) Pantoum embedded in article of the same name. Light Speed Micro fiction accepted for publication online. Flashshot, 06 Dec 2011. Sex on the Lawn Micro fiction accepted for publication in print in Daily Flash 2012 an anthology from Pill Hill Press actually published, Dec 2011. Big Bang Micro fiction accepted for publication online. Flashshot, 03 Nov 2011. Wish I Hadn't Brought That Up Micro fiction accepted for publication online. Flashshot, 24 Oct 2011. Old Bill's Money Micro fiction accepted for publication online. Flashshot, 06 Oct 2011. Sitting Pretty  Short story accepted for publication online, The Straitjackets Magazine, Fall 2011. First appeared on being cherry-picked by the Editors at ABCtales, 2009. Published with the following two poems embedded in the story: Piss Artist   Pantoum  embedded in above. the world is at peace  Haiku embedded in above. Starting Again Flash fiction accepted for publication in print, ABCtales Anthology, 2011 (as Lets Start Again), having been cherrypicked online by the Editors, Aug 2011. Brought Back Micro fiction accepted for publication online. Flashshot, 17 July 2011. Caught Micro fiction accepted for publication online, Firstwriter Magazine, Issue 19, Summer 2011. First published, entitled One Last Hurrah, as the Winning Entry in Adult Creative Writing Club Competition No. 105,  May 2010. Ellie Closes the Book Short story accepted for publication online. The Straitjackets Magazine, Spring 2011. What the Ghost Left Flash fiction accepted for publication in Golden Visions Magazine, Spring Online Edition 2011, ISSN No 1942 4450. First appeared online, ABCtales, 2004  Best Treatment Micro fiction accepted for publication online. Flashshot, issue 3,251, May 2011. First published, commended in Leaf Books Short Short Story Competition, Aug 2006 and accepted for publication in print in the Leaf Books Short Short Story Anthology, The Final Theory and Other Stories, 2006,  ISBN 1- 905599-29-3. The Old Man in the Sea Micro fiction accepted for publication online. Flashshot , issue 3,245, May 2011. Mr Opportunity Flash fiction accepted for publication online in 6 Tales Magazine, May 2011. First published as Runner up, Adult Creative Writing Club Competition No. 84, Aug 2008. Melting Clocks Micro fiction accepted for publication online in Bewildering Stories Issue 428, April 2011. This story first appeared back in 2004 entitled Melting Time when it took Second place in an Arts Pagoda Forum Short Story Competition on VoicesNet. The Wild Side Flash fiction, winning entry, Adult Creative Writing Club Competition No. 114, Feb 2011. Out of Deep Space Flash fiction accepted for publication online and PDF in The Fringe Magazine, Jan 2011. Hobby Micro fiction accepted for publication online. Flashshot, Issue 3,169, Feb 2011. Based on a True Story Micro fiction accepted for publication online. Flashshot, Issue 3,161, Feb 2011.
2011
Out of Touch Short story, runner up, Adult Creative Writing Club Competition No. 106,  June 2010. One Last Hurrah Micro fiction, winning entry, Adult Creative Writing Club Competition No. 105,  May 2010. (Now listed as Caught). The Bite Flash fiction accepted for publication online. The Straitjackets Magazine, Summer 2010. Out of the Mist Poem accepted for publication in print and PDF, Blinking Cursor Literary Magazine Issue Three,
2010
The Maze Short story accepted for publication in print and PDF, Twisted Tongue Magazine, Issue 14, Dec 2009, ISSN 1749-9941. First published as runner up, Adult Creative Writing Club Competition No 86, Oct 2008. Bones in the Mud Flash fiction accepted for publication in print and PDF. Blinking Cursor Literary Magazine Issue Two, Winter 2009. First published, entitled Just Kidding, as Winner, Adult Creative Writing Club Competition No. 94, June 2009. Sitting Pretty Short story cherry-picked by the Editors at ABCtales, 2009. Published with the following two poems embedded in the story: Piss Artist Pantoum embedded in above. the world is at peace Haiku embedded in above A Sure Thing Flash fiction, winning entry, Adult Creative Writing Club Competition No 95, July 2009. Just Kidding Flash fiction, winning entry, Adult Creative Writing Club Competition No. 94, June 2009. (Now listed as Bones in the Mud). The Fat Guy's Birthday Pantoum accepted for publication, Twisted Tongue Magazine, Issue 12, Jan 2009.
2009
Penelope's Poisonous Plan Micro fiction, winning entry, Adult Creative Writing Club Competition No. 88, Dec 2008. The Maze Short story, runner up, Adult Creative Writing Club Competition No. 86, Oct 2008. Mr Opportunity Flash fiction, runner up, Adult Creative Writing Club Competition No. 84, Aug 2008. The True Friend of Fairy Farndale Flash fiction accepted for electronic publication, The Fantasy Gazetteer, Issue 6, August 2008. At the End of the Day Micro fiction, competition runner up and accepted for publication in electronic and print editions, Gold Dust Issue 13, Summer 2008,  ISSN 1751-8180. First published, Aug 2006 as flash fiction competition winner, wearewriters.co.uk. Grandpa's Old Walking Stick Micro fiction, competition runner up and accepted for publication in electronic and print editions, Gold Dust Issue 13, Summer 2008,  ISSN 1751-8180 Reflection Pantoum, runner up, Adult Creative Writing Club Competition No.78, Feb 2008. Look Again Micro fiction, runner up, Between the Cracks Digest, Big Love, Big Humor Flash Fiction Competition, Feb 2008.
2008
Snapshot Flash fiction, winning entry, Adult Creative Writing Club Competition No.76, Dec 2007. The Timepiece Short story, winning entry, Adult Creative Writing Club Competition No. 75, Nov 2007. A Wave from a Stranger Short story, winner, Writers Billboard, Short Fiction Competition, Dec 2007. Windsong Four haiku on a theme, receiving honorable mention, Sol Magazine Hidden Competition, Summer 2007. First published in Wanderings Magazine, 2006. ISSN: 1559 - 1735 The Old Dream Catcher Poem, second place, Sol Magazine, 'That's What I'm Talking Competition', Summer 2007. The Deep End Micro fiction, winning entry, Adult Creative Writing Club Competition No. 72, Aug 2007. Wind in the Western Desert Micro fiction, winning entry, Adult Creative Writing Club Competition No. 71, July 2007.
2007
Midnight Sun Poem, awarded second place tie in the 'Rising Temperatures in the Arctic Competition', Sol Magazine, Autumn 2006. Pebbles Poem, accepted for publication online, Sol Magazine, Autumn 2006. At the End of the Day Flash fiction, competition winner, wearewriters.co.uk, Aug 2006. Dreams of Old Shanghai Poem, awarded first place in the 'Dreams in our Hearts (Double Five) Competition' and Editor's Choice, Sol Magazine, Summer 2006. Best Treatment Micro fiction, commended in Leaf Books Short Short Story Competition, Aug 2006 and accepted for publication in print in the Leaf Books Short Short Story Anthology, The Final Theory and Other Stories, 2006,  ISBN 1- 905599-29-3. The New Boy Micro fiction, acepted for publication, PDF and print editions, Gold Dust, Issue Eight, Autumn 2006,  ISSN 1751-8180. Living Ocean Pantoum, short listed, Secret Attic monthly poetry competition and accepted for publication online and in print, July 2006. Smelly Doufu is Cooking in Yunnan's City of Eternal Spring Quatrain, awarded first place in the 'Sights and Sounds of Spring Competition' and Editor's choice, Sol Magazine, Spring Edition 2006. Lotus Honorable Mention as one of a series of unrhymed quatrains in the  'As Flowers Bloom Competition, ' Sol Magazine, Spring Edition 2006. Poppy Honorable Mention as one of a series of unrhymed quatrains in the  'As Flowers Bloom Competition, ' Sol Magazine, Spring Edition 2006. Rose Honorable Mention as one of a series of unrhymed quatrains in the  'As Flowers Bloom Competition, ' Sol Magazine, Spring Edition 2006. Snowdrop Honorable Mention as one of a series of unrhymed quatrains in the  'As Flowers Bloom Competition, ' Sol Magazine, Spring Edition 2006. storms getting stronger Haiku, published online as competition winner, Writers Network, 2006. A Dream of Peace Poem, listed among the Top Ten Poems on writers-network.com,  2005 and 2006.
2006
rain falls on fishpond Haiku, listed as a 'Poem of the Week' on ABCtales, 2005. semester goodbye Haiku, awarded third place tie, Sol Magazine 5- 7-5 Competition, Summer 2005. Shadow on the Ground Poem, accepted for publication online, Firstwriter Magazine, Issue 6, 2005. An Old Pillar of Western Democracy Poem, special recognition award, Voices Net Anthology 10, International Poetry Competition Book Volume 4, and accepted for publication in print, 2005. Tango at the Crossroads Experimental pantoum, accepted for publication online, Sol Magazine, Winter 2005. Visiting Chinese Schools in Malaysia Magazine article, accepted for publication online, www.china.org.cn,  the authorized government portal site to China. This illustrated article describes a 2005 visit by representatives of some fifty of China's leading universities at the invitation of the Chinese Schools' Association of Malaysia.
2005
Voicesnet Newbie Limerick, accepted for publication in print, Voices Net Anthology 9, 2004 Unseen Terror Pantoum, honorable mention, Sol Magazine Pantoum Competition, July 2004. rain on lotus pool Haiku, cherry-picked by the editors at ABCtales, 2004. Melting Time Micro fiction, awarded second place, Arts Pagoda Forum Short Story Competition on VoicesNet. (Now listed as Melting Clocks). Herbs Poem, honorable mention,  'Herb Garden Competition', Sol Magazine, May 2004. Hearing Burns Poem, accepted for publication online, Sol Magazine, April 2004. as these rules are fine Rhyming haiku, awarded first place, Five/Seven/Five Competition, Sol Magazine, March 2004. Snooker and Billiards Poem, accepted for publication online, Sol Magazine, March 2004. Fountain Pen Poem, accepted for publication online, Sol Magazine, March 2004. fallen leaves long gone Haiku, accepted for publication online, Sol Magazine, February 2004. The Gentlemen of the Rotary Club of Blantyre, Scotland Poem, accepted for publication, web-site of the Rotary Club of Blantyre, Scotland 2004. Looking Overweight Poem, receiving honorable Mention, 'When I get Dressed Competition',  Sol Magazine, February 2004.
2004
QA Corner Regular weekly column on quality issues running for two academic years 2001-2003 in the Glasgow College of Building and Printing Staff Bulletin. A4 print publication with a circulation of about 400. GTN Quality Assurance Guidelines Academic resource. Editor and contributing author of electronic format quality guidelines for the Glasgow Telecolleges Network, 2000- 2001 Flexible Learning Packs Academic resources. Measurement of Doors  & Windows, Plaster-work & Render, and Brickwork. Produced in print for Glasgow College of Building and Printing students, 1998-2001. Decision Making in Organisations Professional/academic article accepted for publication in print in Building Technology & Management Volume 17. A Publication of the Building Technology Society, Tunku Abdul Rahman College, Malaysia, Article on corporate decision making, 1991,  ISSN 0127-8800. Restoring a Dogg Kennell Professional article article on the restoration of a hunting lodge, accepted for publication in print, Journal of the Chartered Institute of Building.  April/May edition 1988. Review a Matter of Routine Professional/academic article accepted for publication in print, SCOTVEC Journal. Article on curriculum development, September 1986. A New Style of Building Education in Scotland Educational article accepted for publication in print, CIOB Scottish Branch News. Article on new educational philosophy, 1986. Buildings Built on Meetings Educational article accepted for publication in print, Professional Builder, the Newsletter of the Building Technology Society, Tunku Abdul Rahman College, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Article on the dynamics of meetings, 1986. 16+ Coping With Choice Educational article accepted for publication in print, SCOTVEC Journal. Article on implementation of modular programmes, December 1985. CAST Curricular Package Professional/academic resource. Principal technical author, National exemplar resource package for flexible learning, module 05140 Quantity Surveying, 1985. CPD and the Building Professions Professional/academic article accepted for publication in print in Building Technologist Volume 11 84/85. The Annual Journal of the Building Technology Society, Tunku Abdul Rahman College, Malaysia. Article on continuing professional development, 1985,  ISSN 0127-0397. The Contractor and the Design Process Thesis accepted for publication in print in the Journal of the Construction Surveyors Institute. Thesis addressing the influence of the contractor on building design in the context of procurement methods and contractual arrangements. Serialised over two issues of the journal, 1984-1985. 16+ Action Plan and Technicians in Scotland Educational article accepted for publication in print, Surveying Technician, the Journal of the Society of Surveying Technicians. Article on implications of new educational philosophy, 1984. Directing the Building Firm Professional/academic article accepted for publication in print, Journal of the Building Technology Society, Tunku Abdul Rahman College, Malaysia. Article on corporate strategy, 1983.
the early years 1983 - 2003
A DREAM OF PEACE A dream of peace. There for a moment, a thing of beauty. Then faded away like the forgotten hopes of youth. A Dream of Peace was listed among the top ten poems on writers-network in 2005 and 2006. Read on Radio Sarawak, 2009 and at Yunnan University, 2005 and 2011. SHADOW ON THE GROUND Silent image, hugging contours with a lonely last embrace. On a journey, many hours, meeting landscapes, face to face. Hard to follow through a window, harder still to let it go. Reaching down, a final shadow on familiar ground below. Any plane might cast a shadow, little noticed on the ground. One-way ticket out of Glasgow tends to make one look around. Many others have left Scotland, gone before in years long past. Making thoughts of leaving Scotland, last and last and last and last. Shadow on the Ground was published in VoicesNet Visions Literary Journal, Issue 36, 2006. First published in Firstwriter Magazine, Issue 6, 2005. Read on Radio Sarawak, 2009 and at Yunnan University, 2005, 2011 and 2012. _ _ _ SNOOKER AND BILLIARDS Here's the tale I want to tell. Snooker and billiards taught me well. A misspent youth? Why not at all. For when your eye's on that last ball, you either learn to keep your head, or learn to lose the game instead. Snooker and Billiards was published in Sol Magazine, 2004. Read at Yunnan University, 2011. _ _ _ remember with thanks when the beatles were young and we trusted the banks Published in one of three haiku in Three Line Poetry, Issue 16, 2012. _ _ _ HEARING BURNS Ayrshire's early childhood days hearing what the teacher says, then Burns Suppers every year, served to fashion poetry's ear. Now sitting here, so many years later and putting poetry's pen to paper to write these little poems of mine. I've really got to make them rhyme. Hearing Burns was published in Sol Magazine, 2004. Read on Radio Sarawak, 2009 and at Yunnan University, 2005. _ _ _ VOICESNET NEWBIE There was a young newbie from China who was just a bit of a rhymer. And he wasn't so young more old and high-strung and just full of poetic patina. VoicesNet Newbie was published in the International Poetry Competition Book, VoicesNet Anthology 9, 2004. _ _ _ THE GENTLEMEN OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF BLANTYRE, SCOTLAND At the Redstones, once a week if it's Thursday they'll take a seat. For good company they'll not be beat, and what's more, they sure can eat. If the Speakers' Convener remembers a speaker will then address the members. With topic worthy, or full of fun the evening's magic has begun. The Boxing Night pulls in the cash to fund the Old Folks' Christmas bash, and other things throughout the year that local folks might think so dear. But let's be clear, that once a year the gentlemen will watch and cheer. When boxing calls the members out it's not to fight but just to shout. The gentlemen of the Blantyre Rotary should take their rightful place in history. Each one, a man of many parts and certainly not a bunch of old farts. The Gentlemen of the Rotary Club of Blantyre, Scotland was published on the web-site of the Rotary Club of Blantyre, Scotland, 2004. Sadly, this club is no longer active but lives on in memory. _ _ _ PEBBLES Barefoot on the shore, pebbles underfoot. I might well be humbled by these frozen echoes of an ancient world. But above my head I can see the stars. Pebbles was published in Sol Magazine, Autumn Edition, 2006. Read on Radio Sarawak, 2009 and at Yunnan University, 2012. _ _ _ EVENING In the evening of the day a lonely world dreams on with thoughts of far away where all the days have gone. A lonely world dreams on as the sun sets in the west; where all the days have gone to a world that stops to rest. As the sun sets in the west with thoughts of far away to a world, that stops to rest in the evening of the day. Evening was published in the First Issue of Peeking Cat Poetry, Aug 2013. _ _ _ mayfly must hurry got so much to see and do and life is so short Published in a collection of nine haiku in Mouse Tales, 2012. Read on Sarawak Radio, 2013. back to first page
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