25 / Dec / 2019 Filed in: Think
I realise that Christmas is not something that we all celebrate, but the wishes of peace and joy at this time of year is universal. Read More…
24 / Jun / 2019 Filed in: Watch | Read
I have filmed and edited a teaser for my upcoming novel Escape
, called Break-Up.
Break-Up from L. A. Davenport on Vimeo.
You can more read about Escape
here on Pushing the Wave
, or you can head over to P-Wave Press
15 / May / 2019 Filed in: Think
I used to have an imaginary friend, but he snored. Read More…
15 / May / 2019 Filed in: Think
Comedy is the safety valve of a nation. Read More…
12 / May / 2019 Filed in: Think
I try to be a good person but unfortunately I enjoy failing too much. Read More…
10 / May / 2019 Filed in: Think
I can’t remember if I told you but I’ve got a very good memory. Read More…
07 / Feb / 2019 Filed in: Think
Every action is a performance. Read More…
30 / Jan / 2019 Filed in: Think
You can keep your body but if you give away your mind, you lose everything. Read More…
21 / Jan / 2019 Filed in: Read
In October, I talked about
a couple of books that I had found very inspiring for an as-yet unnamed book that I am writing about a dystopian future. Read More…
08 / Jan / 2019 Filed in: Think
Instead of a wall, whether concrete or steel, why doesn’t Trump build a nice hedge? Read More…
22 / Dec / 2018 Filed in: Think
’Tis the season to be merry and be full of festive cheer but, with the new year approaching, it is also a time of reflection and contemplation. Read More…
18 / Dec / 2018 Filed in: Think
The path to self destruction is illuminated in neon and we’re heading straight for it. Read More…
10 / Dec / 2018 Filed in: Think | Listen
How do you keep going when you have a looming writing deadline or overwhelming word count to achieve, or when you’re writing something that is far outside your comfort zone? Read More…
09 / Dec / 2018 Filed in: Think
What does ‘freedom of expression’ mean? Does it mean you can say what you like, whenever you like, wherever you like, to whomever you like? No, it clearly doesn’t. We have to respect rights of our audience as an equal individual, and to respect their background and their feelings. That much is obvious, and that is why we have laws against, for example, racism, intolerance and incitement to hatred. Read More…
15 / Nov / 2018 Filed in: Think
Brexit is the greatest democratic expression of fear, doubt and paranoia of our era. Read More…
09 / Nov / 2018 Filed in: Think
Men consider women’s bodies to be objects, not the extension of a person’s character or soul. This is one of the greatest problems that we face in this world. Read More…
05 / Nov / 2018 Filed in: Think
One of the things that we admire about porcelain is its delicate fragility. We should learn to do the same for people. Read More…
31 / Oct / 2018 Filed in: Read
Finally I am here, back at my desk from a long period away with work, work, work, and I'm slowly trying to get my mind back into the space of writing fiction. Read More…
12 / Oct / 2018 Filed in: Think
Normal is measured against our ideal of human behaviour, but when we measure it against actual human behaviour, 'normal' looks very different indeed. Read More…
11 / Oct / 2018 Filed in: Read
I am doing some (well, lots, actually) of research for a novel I am working on. The idea has been gestating for a long time, but I needed some inspiration to help me give it more shape. Read More…
26 / Sep / 2018 Filed in: Think
22 / Aug / 2018 Filed in: Think
A grey-haired man whispering into the ear of his wife while walking through the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition: “I need something like that to make my moongate.” Read More…
16 / Aug / 2018 Filed in: Think
We all have to wear a coat to protect us when expose ourselves to the world. It’s just that I need a thicker coat than most.
23 / Jul / 2018 Filed in: Think
Flip-flops, shorts, close-cropped hair and a checked shirt tight over his squat, bull-like body. Read More…
10 / Jul / 2018 Filed in: Think
You are never truly alone when you know someone loves you.
16 / May / 2018 Filed in: Think
An exasperated American woman to her friend while walking along Regent’s Canal in London: “Who the fuck hand-washes glasses anyway?”
18 / Apr / 2018 Filed in: Think
Sometimes, when the drink has gripped my soul, I see more clearly than I have done at any other time. Read More…
11 / Apr / 2018 Filed in: Think
I used to think that life happened all by itself. It took me a long time to realise that you have to make it happen.
10 / Apr / 2018 Filed in: Think
An exasperated American woman to her friends while walking along the Arno in Florence, Italy: “I mean, you don’t need dick every night of your life.”
03 / Feb / 2018 Filed in: Think
The dusk-laden calm of the room was broken by the sound of a thud and a peal of high-pitched laughter. Read More…
02 / Feb / 2018 Filed in: Think
Surely our greatest and most long-lasting relationship is with ourselves.
20 / Jan / 2018 Filed in: Think
Doubt is a thief of the soul.
09 / Jan / 2018 Filed in: Think
With creativity comes danger.
08 / Jan / 2018 Filed in: Think
I used to live life like it was disposable. Now I don’t want to throw a single second away.
17 / Nov / 2017 Filed in: Think
I feel nostalgic for that time when ‘we’re all going to hell’ was just a turn of phrase.
13 / Nov / 2017 Filed in: Think
Life is a heavy weight that sometimes crushes my soul.
10 / Nov / 2017 Filed in: Think
There is no-one so cruel as those closest to you.
02 / Nov / 2017 Filed in: Think
I have never wanted to be at the centre, but always to be on the edge, on the periphery. Read More…
24 / Aug / 2017 Filed in: Think
For some, friendship is merely a form of advanced knowing, with no affection and no care.
I have no interest in this form of friendship. I care deeply or I don't care at all.
10 / Oct / 2017 Filed in: Think
For someone who is acting in an uncivilised or unpleasant manner, we often say they are acting like an animal or, worse, a dog or a pig. Read More…
15 / Sep / 2017 Filed in: Think
We like to believe that there is only one person out there for us. Just one person with whom we truly fit, to whom we can open up our souls and not be afraid. Read More…
06 / May / 2017 Filed in: Think
Her: "I have to say, I thought you'd be more sorted by now than you are."
Me: "Yeah, me too."
09 / Aug / 2017 Filed in: Think
A door opens and sunlight streams in. A slab of yellow on a stone floor. Read More…
05 / Apr / 2017 Filed in: Think
Beauty is defined not by our physical appearance but who we choose to be.
02 / Apr / 2017 Filed in: Think
I have tried so often to calm the storm inside my head, but I know I live most truly when I am lost within it.
02 / Apr / 2017 Filed in: Think
Creativity happens in the transition between order and chaos.
04 / Mar / 2017 Filed in: Think
Life is an ever-lasting cycle of decay.
03 / Mar / 2017 Filed in: Think
Pain is selfish.
22 / Feb / 2017 Filed in: Think
The dark side exists. It is the shadow in the eye of every living creature.
21 / Feb / 2017 Filed in: Think
Power is given, not taken.
20 / Feb / 2017 Filed in: Think
It is a curious thing that we think it is more true to be sad than to be happy.
19 / Feb / 2017 Filed in: Think
The most interesting people to listen to are those who do not wish to speak.
28 / Jul / 2017 Filed in: Think
We are losing confidence in peace, but we must stay firm.
It is the only thing worth fighting for.
11 / Mar / 2017 Filed in: Think
The voices of fear, suspicion and paranoia sense their moment has come.
It is up to the rest of us to rise up and drown them out.
03 / May / 2017 Filed in: Think
On the inside, we all think we are cool.
17 / Jul / 2017 Filed in: Watch | Read
I have filmed a teaser for my upcoming novel Escape
See it on Vimeo here
06 / Jul / 2017 Filed in: Think
The definition of a lie depends on your perspective.
02 / Jul / 2017 Filed in: Think
We think that the present is now and forever, but it is already dead and gone.
02 / Jun / 2017 Filed in: Think
It catches you unawares.
The smothering embrace, reaching around you, collecting you in its arms, covering you, brushing your eyes. Read More…
30 / Jun / 2017 Filed in: Think
I watched ants stealing from a kitchen this morning, carrying morsels of bread aloft as they ran to an unseen destination. Read More…
18 / Apr / 2017 Filed in: Think
It occurred to me today that when we white people go to other countries, we rape the land of its resources, steal the profits and hold the people down, abusing and killing them at will, and we call it commerce. Read More…
28 / Jun / 2017 Filed in: Think
I am no longer sure who I am. Read More…
23 / Jun / 2017 Filed in: Think
18 / Jun / 2017 Filed in: Think
We are slipping back from the age of reason into the mire of mystery, into a world of gods and devils, ghouls and angels. Read More…
25 / May / 2017 Filed in: Think
One day, many years ago, I was walking through the desert, following a dirt track into nothing. Read More…