Alan Forrest Smith

DELIBERATE RECREATION 1 – 4th Dimension

Deliberate Recreation 1. Is there a 4th dimension in action in our daily lives? I think there is. I know there is yet for most that is uncomfortable thinking that there can be more than what we can see and hear. Yet With the wind in your face you know the wind is there but…

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Family Reshaped

A Family Reshaped Yesterday I was reminded of something I now feel I might have been forgetting. Let me explain. Family can be your greatest friends. They can also become your worst enemies. Divorce forces a detachment from what was and creates new blank screen that has to be filled. Life won’t allow otherwise. During…

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Fathers Day Poem – I AM A MAN

I am a man I am a father I am a man And as a man I am strong I am powerful I am knowing of my own manliness When I rise each day I am sure of whom I am I know what I can become I know my strength I understand my understanding…

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The Man That Couldn’t Love

The Man That Couldn’t Love – Short Story AFS There’s a man that is old. The man is lonely. He is the man that couldn’t love. He had children and never loved them. He had a wife and never loved her. He had a father that he never loved. He loved his mother but his…

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My dads book …?

The photo above: this is the shed I wrote my first book in the hills of Bonny Doon, California. My dad keeps saying he wants to write a book. He told me he wants his history on paper so all of his family can know about his life and their connected history. For example, he wanted to…

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Deliberate Recreation – Altrincham Town

Altrincham – From Dead To Deliberate Recreation In 1984 I started working in a hairdressing salon called Cliche in a town named Altrincham. I hated it. The owner named Dean was from Paris and he was nuts. Not only did he walk with a limp, have a large bolt that was always visible through tight…

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Trump Coal Climate and You

Donald Trump Loves Coal – Dirty Bastard! A true story! One thing that always stood out for me as a young child of around seven was this. We had just moved from Scotland to England. Dad was there before us as he had started a new job in the Prison services. We drive south, headed…

Trumpism

The Bully & The Regime

The Bully & The Regime When I first moved from Scotland to England I was bullied. Not for any other reason apart from I sounded different to the English kids. My parents thought it would be a good idea for me and my brother to go Ju-Jitsu. We did and not only did I claim…