I’m going full time at work. I’m going to do a PhD. I’m in Torquay. What on earth is going on?… Read More Acceptances
“I am ready to sell my mother into slavery to see V for Vendetta part 2!” said Žižek. “What happens AFTER the populist ecstatic movement takes over from the élite?”… Read More Žižek and the Morning After
This week I went to two literary events which could hardly have contrasted from one another more starkly. The first one quiet and concerning the birth of a book. The second one huge, and cacophonous, and mourning the absence of books-to-be.… Read More Jon McGregor and Terry Pratchett
and: Back in Scotland for the first time since moving to London in the New Year. and: Sitting in Henry’s Coffee in Dundee. and: Opening a brand new notebook. and: Searching through the black oil that lines the line of my pen.… Read More Snippets of Scotland
He opens his eyes and he is cloaked in sprites. Their eyes are bulging globes, bubbles about to burst. Their bodies so thin that they fade into marsh-gas at the edges. Translucent, friendly, inquisitive and bright. The sprites gather to him in silence and he feels his anxieties lift. Gabriel-who-listens spreads himself thin over the silence. No bigger than kittens, the sprites speak to him of inarticulate calm.… Read More Gabriel’s Story
Huge and glossy, the seal alternates a few minutes under the water, nosing around at the base of the harbour wall, with a few seconds taking the air. The gulls don’t like it and they flock to a safer distance. One militant gull tries to dive-bomb the seal beak-first. It doesn’t seem perturbed.… Read More Let the Wolf Live Undersea
We went to Broadway Market for brunch. Brunch turned out to be the only thing I didn’t take any pictures of.… Read More Purple Potatoes: a delicious weekend in pictures
I awoke on Friday to clouds of sediment choking the riverlungs of London. To a low pall of unbreathable air.… Read More A Haze of Toxic Springtime
THE TRIBULATIONS OF VAMPIRE TORTOISE.
What if tortoises were vampires?
What if vampires were a tortoise?
These are questions we’ve all asked ourselves.
Read on to find out.… Read More The Tribulations of Vampire Tortoise
What the hell is creativity anyway? Recently I’ve been thinking that it’s a moment in flow. That it’s catching a wave. Getting so deep in the zone that you find the zone’s dead spot. And the results? Not immaterial, but incidental. I’ve been painting. I bought a £3 watercolour set from Hobbycraft which has an… Read More Re: Creation.