A Profound Look Back at the Week: January 18-24

It’s been an eventful week, personally and globally speaking, and I’m ending it with a bit more insight into several topics that are of interest to me. I won’t bore you with all of them, I’ll just touch on the more fascinating ones. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: January 18-24

Two Eyes or a Bestseller

My right eye has been bothering me recently. I think I’m seeing flashes of light at the edges of my peripheral vision and it’s making me nervous, after two years ago an ophthalmologist warned me to watch for the flashes as they could be an early signal of impending doom, also called retinal detachment. No, this is not fiction, sorry. Continue reading Two Eyes or a Bestseller

Writers, Give Me Your Recipes

In a book by one of my favourite crime writers, a secondary character tells the main character — a crime writer — that some of her fans are unhappy with her. Why, the writer asks, is the plots or the characterisation? No, it’s because you mention food a lot in your books but never give the recipes, the secondary character says. Continue reading Writers, Give Me Your Recipes

A Profound Look Back at the Week of Nothingness

Ah, the Nowhere/Nowhen of the last days of one year and the first days of another! It’s like a carnival in the sense of excess in everything you can overindulge in. Me, I focused on sleep and food. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week of Nothingness

2020: The Year in Snapshots

It’s recap time and it is one of the many things about the end of the year that I love. So here it goes, in snapshots. Continue reading 2020: The Year in Snapshots

A Profound Look Back at the Last Full Week of 2020

Excess season is upon us and will stay upon us for another week, which is great. We all need a bit of excess from time to time. The only problem with it is that with age the amount of relatively safe excess shrinks while the price you pay for it in hangovers and heartburns increases and this is the most profound message I could scrape off my holiday brain. Life is very unfair. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Last Full Week of 2020

A Profound Look Back at the Week: December 14-20

The closer we come to the end of the year, the fewer things are happening. As it should be. We all need a bit of a break from time to time. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: December 14-20

A Profound Look Back at the Week: December 7-13

It has been another week of vaccine and lockdown news, as well as lockdown and vaccine news, and I don’t even want to start on Where the Economy is Going (Any economy. Anywhere) so I won’t. Let’s talk about something more profound. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: December 7-13

A Profound Look Back at the Week: November 23-29

The smells of winter are becoming more distinct and Big C.’s sneezing is becoming rarer. All in all, not a bad week. Or was it? Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: November 23-29

A Profound Look Back at the Week: November 16-22

You know how sometimes you think “That’s it, it just can’t get any worse than this”? And then it does get worse and you feel this urge to drop everything and go somewhere and hibernate? Yeah, that’s what this week was like. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: November 16-22