Category Archives: Not-writing

Out with the old, in with something else

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 24,000 times in 2013. If it were a … Continue reading

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Lazy Vegetarian Recipes #1: Pasta, Vegetables, and Pesto

A friend of mine has recently gone vegetarian, and was asking me for recipes for healthy, cheap, tasty vegetarian meals. This is a question I often get asked a lot – actually, he’s asked me in the past, as he … Continue reading

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Announcing the Serene Slumber Party

I’m currently trying to produce a complete draft of my thesis for the PhD I’ve been working on since… I dunno anymore – the dawn of time. This is a terrifying enterprise from which I can be very easily persuaded … Continue reading

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Box Art

Now that Christmas has passed and all presents have been given, I am liberty to post them in the world. A local shop started selling these nice-but-plain-looking wooden boxes, you see. And as I’ve got a bit of a black … Continue reading

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Today In Search of the Happiness Max has topped 50,000 hits!

I feel like I ought to have something more intelligent to say about this happenstance, but I’m a bit tired, so I’m afraid it’s all going to get a bit Tumblr-y. By which I mean to say: Let the reaction … Continue reading

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Rest well, Neil Armstrong

I don’t quite know how to describe my feelings. A few minutes ago, NBC Nightly News tweeted: ‘#BREAKING: Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, has died at age 82, NBC News has learned‘, and then: ‘#BREAKING: More on … Continue reading

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So, I haven’t watched and reviewed The Hollow Crown, Part II, yet. This is basically because I woke up at 12 noon and went ‘Oh, yeah, I guess I really was tired, just like I told my doctor before he … Continue reading

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My First SFX Weekender

There were many things I loved about the weekend I spent in Prestatyn, flying the Angry Robot table at the SFX Weekender. There were also a couple of things that were mindlessly irritating, and one thing that was fairly disgusting. … Continue reading

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Today has two sides, both of them important, one more serious than the other. I’m going to talk about the serious one first. Part I: Remembrance At 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the First … Continue reading

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Relevant to my Interests: Man with Wings

As some of you will know, I’m currently writing a superhero novel. Some of those people know that its lead character is a man with wings. Others of you will have seen the background of my twitter account, which includes … Continue reading

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