Monthly Archives: September 2013

“Why Do People Need to be Interested in Science Anyway?”

This has been said before and better, but here is my reaction blog. During a lukewarm and one-sided discussion on twitter about Brian Cox and populist science television, I was asked, “but why does it matter if people are interested … Continue reading

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Never get Too Close to the Distant Past

Written in the dressing room at Greenham Arts after a visit to my past.  When I lie awake at night, before the screaming starts, I sometimes occupy my time by walking around the places of my childhood in my head. … Continue reading

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My Burlesque Years – The Tassels behind the mask

My blog posts are a little project to write 800 to 1000 words a day on something that has come into my head. They are sometimes an attempt to work out what I really think about something by writing it … Continue reading

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Are We Still The Good Guys?

This has been hurriedly written from the gut. Like most of my posts recently, it is an attempt to work out how I feel about something by writing it down.  The Road is not a good pre-gig film. I watched … Continue reading

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A Twit With Some Sobriety

I am currently experimenting with sobriety. I don’t get drunk too often now anyway. There is an age when slurring, carousing and teetering precariously looks unbecoming, and I reckon that is 44 years old. I might take that look up … Continue reading

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To Hell with the Bread, Here’s another Circus

Today I had impostor syndrome, or maybe I was just an impostor.  I was over in Ireland for the TEDx Dublin event (here are the speakers of the day). I get asked to do these things every so often because … Continue reading

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Let My Jokes Sell You These Durables You Desire

You don’t know what your ethics are until you are offered money for them. It is easy to be idealistic and morally pure as snow (which rarely seems to be that pure anyway, you should see the snow I’ve seen), … Continue reading

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One of Us, One of Us

It is hard to know how weird you are. You just don’t know what really goes on inside other people’s heads. Sometimes a thought disconcerts you and you think, “am I the only one? am I freak” During the first part … Continue reading

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Look How Beautiful it is, We must smash it.

Sleepless, coffee-less, booze-less and jumpy, here is the museum of things in my head today. Don’t worry, I’ll put them in the dry storeroom at the back and set them alight soon.  All that science, technology and imagination that has … Continue reading

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Why Do I have to Wait so Long for Now to be Then

I had many writing deadlines today and so this is hurried even by my standards.  This summer’s weather has been so good that even the most conscientiously trained Englishman would be unable to say, “well we didn’t have much of … Continue reading

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