When visiting America, the conversation inevitably turns to differing cultural calendars. They cast envious eyes across the sea at the var..
Magic is all about getting ‘their’ attention.
I’ve been rolling this description around and around in my head since Chris said it durin..
What would you like me to say? That we were going to be in Paris this weekend?
But it was the risk of refugee-caused dela..
Oh but I do love meeting new weirdos.
Last night I was invited to slightly monopolise the conversation at the monthly gathering of the ..
Not a lot of people know that my birth country was ‘discovered’ by a secret military project masquerading as a scientific one.
So I have to tell you about those syncs I mentioned in the last post.
Waking up to Chris’s post about Childhood’s End on the day Alkist..
The long-predicted law changes that allow for a dual speed -ie official/unofficial- internet continue to be passed around the world. Googl..
There must be something biological about the universal popularity of this time of year. Chalking it up to thinned veils fails to account f..
We all get where Lovecraft was going with this. It’s a remarkably parsimonious (for him, anyway) description of an early twentieth cen..
Here’s a conversation M1k3y and I recorded on the weekend. We talk about Star Trek, the secret space programme, Mars and its water (and nu..
Somewhat surprisingly, we only got around to watching Jurassic World last night.
I say somewhat surprisingly because Jurassic Park is t..
After a week of extremely late, debauched nights out in a foreign country, manflu was more or less guaranteed. I picture my immune system ..
Sometimes it’s hard to say whether I really love Dublin or I just have my experience skewed by not really leaving D6 except to buy sec..
Imagine what you could achieve with unlimited money, sixty years and the capability to kill with impunity?
What if your super-rich grea..
Perhaps it is the significant overlap between gamers and conspiratainment that has led to the widespread ‘alternative’ belief that the Lar..
It is years ago now, but from memory it was Nico who was most appalled by my -admittedly quite appalling- book system. Now, after 18 m..
A trend I have been watching my entire career is achieving escape velocity right before my very eyes. That which was the Great Hope of..
Y’all are lucky I spent the afternoon business drinking in a beer garden and only sexually harassed one of you (hi Chris!) because if it w..
The feature image comes from this article about yet another ‘NASA keeps photographing weird things’ incident.
When Chris problematises ..
Singular explanations -especially materialist ones- fall into the category of ‘necessary but not sufficient’. For instance, you could make..
If you have read forward in your almanac, you will know the next two months of space weather looks like something right out of Babylonian ..
Typically the song of summer shows up around April. Typically it is not from Australia, unless you are in fact from Australia. Atypically ..
This is something of a follow-on from the previous post.
Chris and I have been noticing the straw man slamming of ‘conspiracy theories’..
Alternativia’s list of rigorous, upright researchers continues to shrink, rather than grow, but David Paulides‘s name remains at or near t..
This has been a challenging review to write for all the best reasons.
Most notably, I do not want to spoil the experience of having..
Lest anyone thing I have gone full Luddite, Google DeepDream is a timely example of the haunted tech I can get behind.
When you stop to..
As you know, my commutes mean I have a tendency to drag-net the entire world looking for podcasts that may yield even the slightest gem of..
You probably want me to talk about Greece.
But Greece is forgone. A pro-EU referendum result and an engineered Graccident are in the of..
Because it is somehow already the end of June, the launch of Lucifer: Princeps is happening this Friday, the 26th, at Atlantis Bookshop. I..
That’s an old, Soviet space command centre, taken from this collection of Soviet runs, which also includes a shaft tunnelled four kilometr..
Life continues at a pace typically only seen in the first twenty seconds of a commercial for headache tablets or flavoured tea. It would b..
The Nine of Wands in my first ever Tarot deck, the Arthurian Tarot, is called the Wind Harps of War. Merlin set Aeolian harps along the co..
This was a fun one. Possibly my most enjoyable podcast appearance to date.
Much of this is probably due to being given enough time to t..
The smell of jasmine fills the house from outside. It is the scent of the Goddess of the Night but it is also the scent of my childhood. A..
We approach an inflection point in the metaphor.
I had several other archonological topics that probably deserve their own megaposts bu..
“If you have more than one reason to do something (choose a doctor or veterinarian, hire a gardener or an employee, marry a person, go on ..