Monthly Archives: August 2012

I Have Such Sights to Show You

But unfortunately I don’t have much time at the moment. Places to go, people to see and promises to keep. I was reading on John Scalzi’s blog the other day about how, when he first started writing it, he’d take … Continue reading

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Holiday – Edited Highlights

Which I really need to commit to words while I can still remember any of it. GORLESTON – Marvellous, sunny day, spent lounging on the front, promenading along the cliff tops and along the jetty, standing and watching the craft … Continue reading

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Filler content with old knowledge

Once again the tempus has fugit, and so a review from the back catalogue to bridge that gap. This one originally appeared in Black Static #21 back in 2011, and the book had sold out before it did, suggesting either … Continue reading

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Song for a Sunday #24

Steely Dan are a band who do the little things supremely well, as with the two songs that follow, both taken from the superb Pretzel Logic album. These are songs that tell a story and in which every single word … Continue reading

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Thoughts for the Weekend #21

ITEM: Last Saturday I was in Yarmouth, with a handkerchief on my head and trousers rolled up above my ankles, trying hard to pretend that lukewarm water and a slight breeze could pass muster as summer. Next Saturday I’ll be … Continue reading

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The Wanderer Returns, Somewhat Fatter Than Before

I was talking about my poor man’s holiday with a friend, and she accused me of being obsessed with what I was eating. Yeah, well. Day One Chicken curry on rice with spicy chips, eaten with a friend in the … Continue reading

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Filler content via the Smithsonian

Gore Vidal died yesterday. I haven’t read anything by him in a long while, but there was a time when I devoured every book as soon as it came out. I loved his wit and iconoclasm, all wrapped up in such silky … Continue reading

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