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..
You know, like what all the kids are talking about. The kids and Madonna.
Possibly with less wacko numerology than Christine Lagarde’s ..
What else could one expect when replicating the Fiji experience in France? Certainly nothing so relaxing as a much-needed holiday.
RO can do personal posts really well and I can’t and that also annoys me.
So I ..
Link posts sounds like a good idea at the time because you think they’ll be quick.
Mine never are.
I want to say things about th..
Kirk: No. You were younger.
- Star Trek: Generations
Too quiet for its size, the storage yard’s..
Are all PSAs self-serving?
Who knows? But this PSA is self-serv..
Why? well they have to live somewhere. A city living in its own afterlife. Why not?
The streets of L..
It can b..
It is the first one back in my hometown in seven years, arriving by way of t..
First, a couple of childhood anecdotes.
When I was very young, my maternal grandparents lived just up the street from us. They were..
Can digital publishing be talismanic?
We are sitting at the pub table where Tolkien and the rest of the Inklings used to sit, drink..
The portrait of Thomas McIntyre looks down on the revellers dancing in the inner hall.
An engraving on the frame says the painting is a..
Or possibly putting the ‘summer’ in Summerisle?
I don’t know. Scottish weather is notoriously changeable.
Anyway, I’m heading of..
There is something deliciously Crowleyan about ‘taking rooms’ in a European city for the purposes of a ritual.
We are sitting in the best restaurant in Merlin’s home town.
It stretches over two floors and looks over the main square. We are th..
My bus sneaks up behind him as it comes along the top of ..
Strange week ending with a strange weekend.
So much so that I’m tempted to replace my existing astrological forecasting regime with..
Like mojitos, everything comes back into fashion again.
And like those who have been drinking mojtios anytime between 2008 and next..
There is something so personally satisfying about ruins.
Contemplation and prayer come easily to me in places such as Bayham Old Ab..
The woman behind the counter points to the wall of books on her left.
“Everything to do with the death penalty is on this wall. The..
Glastonbury is like one big gay bar.
It’s a version of a normal thing where you are finally in the majority.
You walk down the h..
Consider two cornerstone contentions of chaos magic:
- Multiplicity of selves and
Seems to me they dovetail rather..