Category Archives: About

A World of Difference

I’ll assume you didn’t read the last thing I posted here. Or, if you did, that you haven’t spent the previous six and a bit months fondly remembering it. (Thank you for being here now, it’s really very sweet of … Continue reading

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Going Viral

I am — right now — the most sick I’ve ever been. Yeah I know: how sick can I really be if I’m writing this? Well, trust me. Sick. A virus, derivation unknown, has made the back of my throat … Continue reading

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Waiting for a Baby to Be Born

[Warning: the following musings contain graphic depictions of introspection and self-indulgence.] So a few days from now my second daughter will be born. And for a long old while, in the run-up to this momentous occasion, I’ve been thinking how … Continue reading

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Creativity is Overrated

So much of The West Wing is, of course, unsurpassably excellent. But I especially like one early episode in which the ever-reliable, super-smart, amazing and handsome Sam Seaborne fucks up. I can’t quite remember how or why, but can’t get enough … Continue reading

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Rooms by the Sea

Can’t pretend I know an awful lot about art. Would like to and all that… but such is life. In any case, there is one painting that I keep on thinking about. In fact: looking at. It’s definitely by Edward … Continue reading

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My Julie and Julia (How to Build a Bigger Audience for Your Blog)

Just finished watching Julie and Julia, half of which follows the real-life exploits of an amateur cook who set herself the task of completing every recipe in a Julia Child cookbook within a year – and to blog about the whole … Continue reading

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Psychology 101

Bit of a quick one, this – as wife Jacqueline is in the early(ish) stages of giving birth to our tiny baby daughter. (Epidural hasn’t happened yet, but she is hooked up to about four different machines/monitors… and also going through it … Continue reading

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A Pretty Damn Long Two Week Hiatus

Dear blog. [Awkward pause.] It’s me. [Moments…] Jon. Oh come on, don’t act like you don’t remember. I wrote you, like, every week. Give or take. And more than that sometimes – once, I even gave you an ill-fated picture quiz, … Continue reading

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Oops!

…These past couple of weeks I’ve gone and gotten myself real dang busy at work. So instead of writing blogs on the trains that carry me home after, I’ve been getting a bit of shut-eye. Georgie H. was right, though: all … Continue reading

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I’m Afraid Of Virginia Woolf

Hold on tight and take a deep breath – I’m about to introduce you to the fourth sentence of Virginia Woolf’s seminal novel To the Lighthouse. Ready? No. Too bad, I’m gonna do it anyway: “Since he belonged, even at the … Continue reading

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