Magic is all about getting ‘their’ attention.
I’ve been rolling this description around and around in my head since Chris said it durin..
Oh but I do love meeting new weirdos.
Last night I was invited to slightly monopolise the conversation at the monthly gathering of the ..
There must be something biological about the universal popularity of this time of year. Chalking it up to thinned veils fails to account f..
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..
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 ..
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..
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..
The Condon Report is one of those official documents that makes ufologists really angry. It is a publicly-available Air Force investig..
Some of the nerds among us may have noticed that a prominent pioneer of blogging is hanging up is blogshoes. (Picture cartoon snowshoes th..
These early mornings in London look like someone has shot the whole place up with a diamond cannon. Leaving the house before the sun is up..
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 n..
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..
Sometimes it seems like you would be more right than you are wrong if you considered everything a cargo cult.
Chris has a recent post o..
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 sold..
RO can do personal posts really well and I can’t and that also annoys me.
So I ..
Thunder rolls across central London like a pyroclastic flow, sending everyone scurrying from the sudden dark and even more sudden wet…
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 th..
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 L..
It is the first one back in my hometown in seven years, arriving by way of t..
This is all a bit late.
In a rare example of forward planning, I ha..
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 hig..
Paul Laffoley shifts in his seat.
The Palace at Westminster and the London Eye are visible behind him.
“My primary concern is how yo..
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 b..
It is a silly thing.
Invented as an idle doodle, drawn at a kitchen table. Used to explain an obscure element of the fictional worl..
Famously, the Queen does not carry money.
Just like the deliberate engineering of our financial illiteracy through primary school a..