Wednesday, August 27, 2014

My wife x

From my next, next book called "Not For Love Of Money"
'My wife talks so much that after a bottle of Monte Velho Branco, she just interrupted her own conversation to start another more important conversation with the same person she was already having a conversation with.'
I love her!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Have we invented something more powerful than God?

Have we invented something more powerful than God? And with a longer shelf-life than us?

As I get more comfortable with writing, art and myself, the more I realize that we each have a slate upon which we engrave our lives. The eternal question is still the same: Is it forever? Rock lasts a billion years and more, but where do our memories go when we are dead?
Is it possible that we have created something more powerful than human life? You think I am joking?
As it stands, a stupid memory stick, if preserved, will last an infinite number of years, and it can have your life on it.
For all we KNOW, everything we are is gone with our last breath xxx


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Making beer money x

My next piece of art is a Sagres girl and I am exploiting recyclable material. Here is a taster.


Friday, August 22, 2014

No hiding from yourself x

Look in the mirror and have a conversation with yourself. You will find it gets very honest, very quick- Gerald Freeman


Thursday, August 21, 2014

I Don't Believe God Wrote The Bible- Coming out winter 2014

Coming out at the end of this year.
Margaret Thatcher expected all the lazy bastards to fall in line and play a part in her idea of life. Quite honestly, most of the people I hung around with were only on the dole because there was nothing else on offer, there were no alternatives. I hated the educational conveyor belt we were all supposed to climb eagerly onto.
If you think on a global concept about how the system is taking our children and placing them in an educational system at three years old, keeping them there under pressure to do academically well and not even allowing them to come up for air after years of being fed doctored information when they finally finish twelfth grade. From there they are shunted into different universities without having the chance to go out in the world and see what else is there.
 These people become trapped in lives they don’t dare to question for fear of having to face the truth. They eventually end up relying on yearly holidays in which they can enviously peek at the rest of the world, wondering what could have been. We all lose out. This is causing world depression and stunting our growth as a species. Society is restricting our potential and making this journey painful, whereas it should be joyful. 

I didn't go to university because I hadn't discovered anything I wanted to learn, therefore I was a loser and my life would go nowhere. I clenched my fists at the sky as if to say, I've beaten you. I’d tasted anonymity and freedom and there was no going back for me.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

COMPETITION. Win a copy of I Don't Believe God Wrote The Bible, coming out at the end of the year.

RULES ARE EASY:
Like my Kill Daddy facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kill-Daddy/443631555746921

And tell me why I chose the pen name Freeman.
send answers to
gerryonimo@hotmail.com

There are 5 copies on offer and you will receive them the day the book is released.
Competition closes November 30th 2014 and the first five winners will be drawn out of a hat.

Kill Daddy chapter 8 Wattpad

Hi everyone,
if you are on Wattpad, you can see the first half of my book Kill Daddy and also a little excerpt of my new book called I Don't Believe God Wrote The Bible coming out at the end of the year. I hope you enjoy my stories about Life.
http://www.wattpad.com/66057183-kill-daddy-by-gerald-freeman-chapter-8



Friday, August 15, 2014

My wife has started a blog x

Eva and Portugal: Eva and Portugal. First post: Hallo! I'm Eva and I'm doing my first ever blog! Why? Well, I like to write and and also I like to share. Share what? I'd like ...

Everything in moderation- or stay in denial.

Coming Soon: I DON'T BELIEVE GOD WROTE THE BIBLE by Gerald Freeman
The leaving date was upon us, Tuesday, March 17, 1987, and we were to begin our voyage with mild alcohol poisoning. Our last crazy night in England also meant the rest of Exmouth probably wouldn't be getting out of bed for some days after we'd gone. Everyone dropped a tab of acid in the First and Last, ran riot in the town and on the beach and then most of us ended up at Sharon’s place, where I managed to tread on a glass and cut my foot.         
We sat huddled up together in Sharon’s tiny living-room, speaking about life and the universe and we dabbled in telepathy, while wallowing in Wonderland until it was time for me and Jan to float out the door and take the farewell trip even further. It felt good to have done some positive drug taking again and I felt like I had reconnected with a lot of the friends I had been distanced from for so long.
Tripping on LSD was an absolutely fun and hysterical experience, which if only done every now and then, didn't harm you at all, on the contrary, it made you think and appreciate life even more. Even heroin is wonderful, if done recreationally. Why do you think people have smoked it for centuries? In fact, it is the one drug I would allow my wife to smoke, it’s a journey of dreams that happen while you are awake (and it makes you horny).

On the other hand, the first time heroin appeared in Glastonbury Festival in 1984, I think, the people selling it were beaten up and chucked out of the festival and their van was set on fire: only positive drugs were allowed. Even the open-minded  hippies were under the illusion that heroin was evil, having been fed it by the media throughout their entire existence, no one who’d visited Afghanistan would have agreed with you, though. Remember that too many carrots make you orange.

You have to go all the way.

http://thewoventalepress.net/2014/08/15/writing-character-challenge-revising-character-like-part-2/

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The world is better for you having been in it x

Mr Robin Williams gave me the confidence to feel at home with my eccentricity and let the real me  come out in the open. Because of him and other comedians, who lighten up our life, I conquered depression in my late teens and the memories of his crazy antics have kept me well, so far. He made me feel that not wanting to be normal was OK and that this whole world is a playground, in which we can do or be whatever we like in. Be nice and strive to make others happy, and above all LAUGH!
What did this man give to you?



Mine was The Dead Poets Society.

Don't lose the human touch.

THE TEACHING MACHINES.

The tentacles of technology are attempting to wheedle their way into professions, whose success has largely been attributed to their close and personal contact with the public domain. Instead of the local corner shop, we have dispensers. There are machines where there used to be people and now, believe it or not, we are replacing teachers with computers.

So, what is the teacher’s role in the classroom? Is it solely the transmission of knowledge from one person to another? Is the teacher becoming another obsolete human being? There are those who obviously think so and they are building schools and designing English language learning courses which require only a minimal amount of human intrusion. The students, unfortunate enough to have been lulled into such an institution, are then expected to sit at a workstation and supposedly absorb the information they are viewing.

If they have a query, there is no one to answer it, at least not in the classroom . If you imagine a learning environment in which you are not allowed to ask any questions, you will find it is a contradiction of thought because learning to question is part of the collective whole we call education.

There are of course some wonderful things to be done with computer technology, and the last few years have seen a great surge of innovative ideas in the world of teaching. Schools have managed to set up links with other schools, enabling them to interact with other pupils in other countries. There certainly is no better realia than that. Some amazing programmes have been designed, which aid students and make the whole learning process that much more varied and enjoyable. The Internet is information, so of course it is good and there are countless benefits that come with the development of technology, but it should serve us and not the contrary.

As a teacher myself, I have always found the spontaneity and the autonomous interest of my students, which I endeavor to keep alight, the main ingredients for a healthy and productive lesson. When I am a student, I like to regard my teacher as a mentor from whom I am allowed to extract information and interact with on a personal level.

You will never find me in a virtual classroom. I want to know the names of my students´ friends and family, get to know them and find out what they did last Saturday. I want to talk and chat and do all those kinds of things that humans are supposed to do. Don’t you?


Gerry Aldridge

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A writer's desk- Final revision so exciting.


I DON'T BELIEVE GOD WROTE THE BIBLE. Coming out soon on all major retailers.


Sunday, August 10, 2014

TEASER. My next book I Don't Believe God Wrote The Bible- Coming out soon!!

Two teenagers go hitching around Europe in search of a life they never even knew existed. Either that or live under the tyranny of Thatcher, a leader that hated the creative thinkers, artists and dirty hippies, who thought outside of her box.
Excerpt from my next book I Don't Believe God Wrote The Bible coming out soon:
"I’ve heard it said that the golden days of hitching are over and that now it’s too dangerous to tramp around Europe, but I disagree whole-heartedly. People have always said that. There is an element of danger, but what people don’t understand is that there is something higher involved. I’m not talking about a two week holiday in Corfu and God will be there to protect you, no, when you are travelling on a permanent basis and it becomes a way of life, you become connected to something, which is part of a bigger plan, whether you like it or not. To not have acknowledged it would have been like refusing to learn, or not wanting to grow."


the right to protest gerry aldridge portugal

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014

Totally deserves a repost. This a magical house. Kill Daddy's future home x

https://www.flickr.com/photos/121106873@N07/sets/72157646288418885/

 The house Kill Daddy will build on a huge plot of land called Smiley farm. People will be welcome to camp on my land amongst the positive smiley statues, it will be a funky retreat to chillout in x


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Organised Mess.

The organised mess is no illusion,

You can have order in confusion.

A life, a place or being such,

Helping hands let never touch.

Nature living, growing free,

Leaves the room for things to be.

Gerald Freeman.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Thoughts of a Restless Mind: The Time After Us...

Thoughts of a Restless Mind: The Time After Us...: As time goes by, I feel that it is no longer easy to remember the time before us .. and that, strange as it may seem, just makes me feel Ha...

Friday, August 1, 2014