End of year report

Usually, I would expect to end the year s quietly as possible hiding low with a glass of port, a roaring fire, and a friend or two. This year, however, …

Beyond Belief

No – not a clumsy reference to the Emlyn Williams book, or a glancing reference to the current media killer-feeding-frenzy preoccupying the UK at the moment (How did they find …

Gossip by the Well

The very lovely Clodagh pointed me in the direction of this website, suggesting it might remind me of living in NYC, and that it was a good place to “Collect …

entertainment culture

The MySpace phenomenon continues to scale ever new heights of all that is bizarre…A couple of days ago i got a friend add request from “international supermodel Naomi Campbell” Human …

Seagulls on landfill

Maybe it is the time of year, but my head is junk. My mornings grow quickly dizzy as I flit from book to book; Bachelard’s Anatomy of poetic reverie and …

A clean, well lit space

Hemingway said that all a writer required was a clean, well lit space – and there is a lot you can agree with there. But its often just a dream …

The difference

I got on a train in town and it didn’t move. Eventually, the driver announced over the speaker that there had been a fatality on the track between Musselburgh and …

slow erasing of life

It is a conspiracy. First, one host goes out of business and brings down humangreed.com – which I have only just retrieved. And now, Omnempathy goes down because the host …

Every winter I fall in love

Every winter I fall in love with this city. It suits flags so well, and all the little lights on Norwegian trees, and the early dark in the cold afternoon …