. . .  has been published in a variety of magazines, including some news stand monthlies. Many of these are long defunct though some, such as Yours and Best of British have managed to survive to this day.

Nowadays the incentive for writing verse comes from the members of a Deeside Writer's group who recently lured him into a live performance of his modernised version of R.Burns's To a Mouse - which is thought to have caused seismic disturbances in the vicinity of the poet's grave.