Who am I?

An individual, of no great importance, who is unable to see the natural world as a place for competition. I catch fish, watch birds, derive immense pleasure from simply looking at butterflies, moths, bumble-bees, etc - without the need for rules! I am Dylan and this is my blog - if my opinions offend? Don't bother logging on again - simple!


Wednesday 18 May 2016

Difficult choices

I am confident that the vast majority of visitors, to this blog, will recognise that I am of strongly held opinions - on many subjects. Whilst I retain the right to these thoughts, they appear in my writings only when I have the requirement to support an idea or issue. Since the demise of the old "Nonconformist" blog I have deliberately attempted to steer clear of subjects which I know will cause others to be offended - I'm tired of the fight. "Of Esox" was started because I wished to share my experiences of a simple life, the majority spent with family, my passion for the outdoors and the wildlife which I encounter along the way.

That same photo as accompanied yesterdays offering - African Blue Tit
Politics, religion and science have no real place in this blog's scope?
At present there are events conspiring to disrupt this situation, no-one's fault, just how things are panning out; I will have to deal with them as they arise. So I apologize for that removed post of yesterday. I wrote it, late last night and, after an uneasy sleep, removed it first thing this morning. I just knew that people would be offended - no longer my purpose! Politics, science and religion; we can't avoid them in any aspect of our daily lives - just I don't need to get involved, within a blogging context, and should have known better. So to all those who've recently made the effort to comment - I ain't packing it in, any time soon. Living life in a goldfish bowl ain't always easy - blogging is just that and I will continue to offer my slant on the world as, and when, the situation allows. Life on "Easy Street" hasn't quite delivered what I was expecting!


  1. Well, I suppose it happens to all of us as we get older, you can't be arsed to argue with or wind people up like you used to. You're obviously not at the cosy fire, slippers and pipe stage yet but I can see where you're coming from.

    1. Derek - I'll get there soon enough? Just some shit going on, in the background, which is of more importance than blogging! - Dyl

  2. I didn't see your deleted post, Dyl, but completely understand that there's more to life than arguing into the ether. Hope things settle for you soon.

  3. Lucy, my deleted offering wasn't much cop - I didn't use the right words to get my point across and, as such, could have easily offended people who read it - although not my intention. Life's little ups and downs are just that; ripples in a pond in my case. Normal service will be resumed at some point soon - thanks for your thoughts - Dylan