Sideways

Every time I sit down to write a blog post at the moment, something happens - or rather, something distracts me. You may have noticed the appearances of huge swathes of my memoirs from this year's NaNoWriMo appearing over the last few weeks - this is where I confess that the only reason they appeared …

Going Postal

Those that have followed my recent adventures on the internet will have seen both my retro-mac inspired run at NaNoWriMo, and the experiment with "Tiny Letter" - both ideas running against the tide somewhat in an eccentric attempt to get back to where we all started. I'm thinking about going further. I have been turning …

Keeping My Mouth Shut

I almost wrote a furious post at lunchtime about something that happened at the weekend - a series of things that happened at the weekend really - a direct response to the behaviour of a number of people I had the ill fortune to cross paths with. Rather than write anything I might later regret, …

Watching From Afar

The last 24 hours have been an interesting experience - watching results roll in from the American mid-term elections. I have no part in the circus - I live on the other side of the world - and should really be worrying about the ridiculous situation my own country finds itself in. And yet here …

The Good and the Bad

While cycling home from work this evening through the early-evening darkness, an entire family walked out in front of me. The family comprised of two adults in warm coats, followed by a rag-tag train of small witches, zombies, and superheroes. Ah yes - of course - it's Halloween. Along the way I passed many other …