Here are two questions for you that I cannot satisfactorily answer.
- Is the world getting better or worse since this time last year?
Do you know what a skeuomorph is?
It is a new object that retains functionally redundant design features. The general idea is to make new..
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..
Sometimes it seems like you would be more right than you are wrong if you considered everything a cargo cult.
Wheat was one of the worst performing commodities over the first half of 2014.
This is hugely surprising as much of North America is in..
How much would it surprise you to learn that Gordon Ramsay is a herald of the end of empire?
This is according to a famous British..
RO can do personal posts really well and I can’t and that also annoys me.
So I think..
Thunder rolls across central London like a pyroclastic flow, sending everyone scurrying from the sudden dark and even more sudden..
Except this time people actually celebrated it. Gone were the weak discussions about whether we should..
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 them and..
A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.
There have been some long..
Why? well they have to live somewhere. A city living in its own afterlife. Why not?
The streets of..
It is the first one back in my hometown in seven years, arriving by way of the..
This is all a bit late.
In a rare example of forward planning, I had..
All I ask is that my results should..
From the breakfast table of the hotel, I look across Charlotte Street to the Fitzroy Tavern, where Crowley and a congerie of other high..
Paul Laffoley shifts in his seat.
The Palace at Westminster and the London Eye are visible behind him.
“My primary concern is how you..
Know what is in front of your face and what is hidden from you will be disclosed. —Gospel of Thomas
Let me tell you a story about a boy..
It is a silly thing.
Invented as an idle doodle, drawn at a kitchen table. Used to explain an obscure element of the fictional world of a..
Famously, the Queen does not carry money.
Just like the deliberate engineering of our financial illiteracy through primary school and..
Today is the 260th birthday of the British Museum, which I marked by being in it.
Specifically, we were there for 2013’s blockbuster..
My bus sneaks up behind him as it comes along the top of..
In my baby wizard days, I was particularly enamored of Crowley’s presentation of The Trance Of Sorrow.
To experience ‘sorrow’ is an error..
A train leaves Nazi-occupied Paris for the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) in Basel. On board is a member of the..
All of this would be totally..
Consider two cornerstone contentions of chaos magic:
- Multiplicity of selves and
Seems to me they dovetail rather..
It takes one hour and forty seven minutes to walk from my new office to my house.
I know this because I have made the journey a number of..
Our New Years..
It can’t just be me whose thoughts turn to death with considerable regularity over the Christmas season.
Hopefully this has less to do..
We didn’t have a fireplace because Australia needs no extra assistance periodically bursting..
My head leans closer to the glass case.
These are Charles Darwin’s actual pigeons. He raised them. Each one a little chaobomb lobbed at..
Today began at dawn so that I could bowl through my work and perhaps knock off early to get..