New Things

I’m typing this on a new computer. What’s more, I’m typing this from a new flat. And I’m typing this with a steaming, fresh, agreeably pungent cup of brand new coffee beside me, although that one is possibly less newsworthy. If I was still working my way through the same old cup as April 13th,… Read More New Things

The Project Continues with Us

[Document title: 08052011-MAINTENANCE-INTERVIEW-TRANSCRIPT. WATCHER ON DUTY: I. STILLMAN. TRANSCRIPT VERIFIED: I. STILLMAN 8/5/11 21:15] [IAN STILLMAN]: Recording on. Regular maintenance check in from Top Brass, May 2011 CE. This is watcher on duty, Ian Stillman, speaking for the Human Control Group with the Ambassador from outside. Commencing interview. [THE AMBASSADOR]:  Commence report. [I.S.]: Initial section… Read More The Project Continues with Us

In That Dawn

“Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive—but to be young was very heaven!” Wordsworth had it nailed. The absence of the French Revolution aside, this was one of those mornings. A breeze, stiffer than the Brisbane norm, brushed at my hair. My bare feet tasted the smooth pavement (my flip flops, deemed surplus,… Read More In That Dawn

Fresh POTS!

A List. Great cups of coffee which I have had in Australia: 1. Short machiatto, Adelaide Airport, 28th November 2010. I had an exact amount in change; I can’t remember the sum. $1.85? $2.30? It makes no odds. The facts were thus: I was traveling beyond Queensland for the first time since hitting Australia, I… Read More Fresh POTS!