The Toxic List Effect

I recently had a Eureka moment. Out of the blue, completely unexpectedly and with stunning suddenness I realised why so many people are afraid of “old age”, which these days seems to be thirty-two. Obviously, every Eureka moment must be shared publicly or it never happened so I’m sharing. Continue reading The Toxic List Effect

A Profound Look Back at the Weeks: April 26 – May 9

These past two weeks have been a time of trials and torture but also of reward for perseverance. You’ll notice I’m doing the subheadings a little differently, with the song of the same title because why not. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Weeks: April 26 – May 9

A Profound Look Back at the Week: April 19-25

It has been another cloudy and generally climatically unpleasant week with only two exceptions: for two hours on Tuesday and Wednesday, the sun shone. During those two hours (and a total of forty more minutes) I was driving. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: April 19-25

A Profound Look Back at the Week: April 12-18

In this week’s edition of the PLBW we’ve got a coupe of amazing discoveries, a fashion statement, and a rant about the universe’s clearly stubborn decision to not let me have homegrown cherry tomatoes. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: April 12-18

Work, work, work

I recently read Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix, who is now officially my new favourite writer and one of the many great things about this shamefully short novel was how he had incorporated one of the most notorious evil slogans in human history into his story. The slogan was Work shall set you free and I don’t need to tell you why it’s as notorious as it is. Continue reading Work, work, work

A Profound Look Back at the Week: April 5-11

It has been quite a busy week and not just with walking the cat on a leash because this is how he gets his fresh air now, since he can’t be trusted with complete freedom yet. This will change in June but for now, it’s walks on a leash, like some sub-cat life form. What goes around comes around. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: April 5-11

A Profound Look Back at the Week: March 29-April 4

When we packed up to come to the country I looked forward to two weeks of fresh-air, close-to-nature bliss. Could I have been any more wrong? Possibly, if we had two cats instead of one. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: March 29-April 4

Lessons from a Megasoap

With all the nostalgia about the 80s around, it would have been a miracle if I hadn’t got infected. Far from thinking the 80s were the best decade in history ever, I did spend some of my formative years in it and while I couldn’t care less about the return of the 80s style (please don’t bring back shoulder pads, please), I have been feeling an itch to return to a digital-free past. Obviously, there was only one thing I could do: binge on Dallas. Continue reading Lessons from a Megasoap