Why do this?

Wise words indeed so no promises but ………..

The Thinking


I call this my autobiography. I am not offering up my work (or myself) for anyone to like or enjoy. I am not trying to sell stuff (or myself), convince anyone of anything or change the world.

Openess of thought, ideas and opinions together with integrity and honesty when expressing them are surely fundamental obligations for all humans if we are to understand each other at more than just the survival level. So if it interests you to see more, read on but be warned, you might actually get to know the real me instead of the “me” you might have wanted me to be. Persons of a sensitive disposition might be offended in which case click off and spend some time dealing with your self doubt.

The Plan


I am getting on a bit, well down the incline of advanced years, or, expressed euphemistically, in physical and mental decline, or, even less euphemistically, knackered. My intention is to record for posterity some aspects of how I have used the one chance I had to be alive, those that, in my own estimation, best describe the mortal soul that I created. If that is pretentious, even grandiose, so be it, being overly grandiose and pompous is me all over and therefore a most fitting characteristic of this website!


Buffu buffo

The Name


All lives are works of art. Using our faculties and through the exercise of our freedom of choice they are self created one-offs and are therefore the only truly original works of man. We, therefore, being the sum total of our choices and actions are all artists and philosophers busy on our one great work, our mortal soul, our non-corporeal self.

OPVSCVLA is the name I have given to MY work. Whatever it becomes, in the end it will have been made complete by my anihilation, finito! Spindrift Pages, this website and blog, is that part of OPVSCVLA that I have chosen to consign to the comforting vastness of cyberspace. Bon voyage!