A Profound Look Back at the Week: May 31 – June 6

Oh, look, it’s that time of the year again when something is blooming and the mucous membranes in my face don’t like it so they go on strike, which makes me sneeze like I’m training for the Olympic sneezing team. It’s the time of the year when I hold my personal medicine appreciation week. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: May 31 – June 6

A Profound Look Back at the Week: May 10-16

It has been a week fraught with various emotions spanning the spectrum from frustration to pure joy, which, as we all know, can be quite exhausting. But it’s ended well, I think. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: May 10-16

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

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: 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

A Profound Look Back at the Week: March 22-28

We can’t catch a break, can we? Pandemics, economic tremors and now a stuck container ship. But I have to admit I found this latest crisis amusing. That’s the kind of person the pandemic’s made me. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: March 22-28

One-Style-Fits-All: The Worst Advice Ever

I sent a query the other day and got quickly rejected because the size of my book exceeded their maximum. In addition to this perfectly sense-making reason I also got a list of writing tips to improve my writing. It made me feel extremely bad for about a second. Continue reading One-Style-Fits-All: The Worst Advice Ever

A Profound Look Back at the Week: March 15-21

Spring is upon us is so is snow because that’s the kind of world we live now — there are no rules but there’s a grand solar minimum in progress, apparently, so I don’t know how things are going to look in a decade or two. Well, I do have an idea but I want it to be a surprise. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: March 15-21

A Profound Look Back at the Week: March 8-14

We survived another week and that’s good news, I suppose, although I have to say I’m not too sure this particular week. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: March 8-14