When visiting America, the conversation inevitably turns to differing cultural calendars. They cast envious eyes across the sea at the var..
Oh but I do love meeting new weirdos.
Last night I was invited to slightly monopolise the conversation at the monthly gathering of the ..
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..
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..
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..
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..
Singular explanations -especially materialist ones- fall into the category of ‘necessary but not sufficient’. For instance, you could make..
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’..
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..
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..
“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 ..
Each morning I stand on the old Roman road going into London from the west. It is called Bath Road because, spoiler alert, it connected Lo..
If you stop to think about the function of astrology in the royal courts of China and the Near East, it was not only to set various ritual..
Just in time for today’s celebration of the reception of the Book of the Law, a horned mirror designed to reflect the stars goes up at Spa..
My childhood pet bird died the other week but it’s okay because I didn’t like it much.
That being said, the 19 year old animal had been..
Been a trippy couple of days. I could tell manflu was stalking me from about Thursday when I started to cough weirdly at the gym. Anyway, ..
Jason posted recently about a question he received regarding his content choices. I want to weigh in because I’ve had a few similar questi..
Some of the nerds among us may have noticed that a prominent pioneer of blogging is hanging up is blogshoes. (Picture cartoon snowshoes th..
This time last year I had arrived in much warmer climes after an unscheduled and super-weird stopover in Kiev and I still think I’m more t..
It might be the confusing accretion of jet lag from way too many time zones but I was beginning to feel like the grinch of Halloween. Aski..
Wellington International is apparently among the least popular airports for commercial pilots due to its preposterously short runway. Comi..
I am reading aloud a telegram written in Klingon to a room of more than one hundred people as the last rays of the sun turn the shiraz gra..
In a few hours it is back off to the airport for country number four in the last two weeks.
When magic works I can’t help but return to..
The English are complaining about the weather because it is raining in Miami but I am complaining about their complaints.
Above is the ..
Hey do you like Australian accents so much you are prepared to turn them up loud enough to compensate for some recording challenges so tha..
RO dropped a ‘blink and you missed it’ truth bomb the other day. He said that if a spirit working doesn’t result in what you asked for, go..
The bartender I am probably falling in love with hands me a copy of the first issue of an independent cinema newspaper. How long has it be..
UPDATE: Here’s a link to the AMA.
You know, like what all the kids are talking about. The kids and Madonna.
Possibly with less wacko..
What else could one expect when replicating the Fiji experience in France? Certainly nothing so relaxing as a much-needed holiday.