Writing is a habit that, once formed, cannot easily be broken.

If, as the famous lexicographer, Samuel Johnson, reportedly said, "No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money," then it follows that Michael Collins Morton can lay claim to being a blockhead many times over, having spent most of his years faithfully engaged in the practice of putting words together (nearly always in hellbent defiance of Johnson's opinion), as evidenced by the varied examples to be found here.


Over a period of decades, his activities as a writer have resulted in a body of work that encompasses short stories, essays, articles, reviews, sketches, and an unpublished novel.

One of his essays, celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Rolling Stones, was included in the anthology, That Devil Music: Best Rock Writing 2014, published by Excitable Press.


His untutored attempts at photography, comprising a casual range of common objects, distinctive sights, and passing moments, can be seen at Wayward Views.