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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