• Writer, seeker, dreamer and fighter. A child of the cosmos.

    I like the yellow blinds and purple walls partially obscured by the bald vagrant above.

    Fake wooden shelves around a few of my print books, on my mirror-image bookcase. Stacked two deep. 274cm, or 47.2kg in Earth units. The same digits.

  • About ME

    Careers are over-rated. In fact they’re usually shit. But half of us labour under this giant tick gorging itself on our lives. A parasite we were promised would deliver a future of riches. An annunciating Gabriel drained by drudgery and transformed into a bloated corpse.

     

    I have a cubicle job - high-pressure and low reward. My alarm sounds long before sunrise, then I wearily drag a persona from a drawer and force it on my tired body.

     

    Impersonating a corporate drone might be how I pay my bills, but while I’m here I pace myself. I chew off a little time and breathe life into it - I study colleagues' traits and speech patterns; behind my screen I read blog posts on the craft of writing; I sneak off to do mindfulness in the contemplation room; each summer I steal away to a community garden and immerse myself in eBooks. I try to learn the Periodic Table, the names of the muses and the sovereigns of Great Britain since 1066.

     

    Although it seems rather trivial in our post-truth world, I want to plug language symbols into long lines that represent imaginary sequences of events. Yup I want to finish a novel. Even if it's rubbish and takes place at my usual glacial speed.

     

    So, inspired by Austin Kleon's 'Show Your Work', this little corner of the Web is where I'm going to try to fling up thoughts, and then hopefully snapshots of my creative process.

     

    When an idea chooses me I normally try to quickly hide it in my 'Tropes' file, but I suspect those little nuggets of mental excreta want to live and breathe, so here they are.

  • Blog

    Thoughts, musings, ruminations.

    So, in August 2017 the Bargaining Chip and I travelled 5000 miles to Oregon and Washington State for the Solar Eclipse. And what a sight it was. The whole event is enormously counter-intuitive. These photos you've seen with a bite taken out of the sun? Well you'll never see that with your naked...
    10 août, 2019
    A brief catch-up: I almost completed by book triage but left a few littering my broom-cupboard house, and retired to Prinknash Abbey for my annual chillout with a buddy. It's a place total escape - no pressure, no house tasks, no constant reproach from the yawning gap between my goals and my...
    A month ago I packed the gf off to Madrid so I could sort through my loft of books, and winnow down the 1200 to half that. My gods, what a hassle it turned into. I simply haven't had the time to relax and enjoy the rare opportunity for peace in the way I was hoping. It took a day to bring...
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    Perhaps the Strange Loops running through your circuits resonate with mine. Feel free to send me a tight beam.

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