This is my desk. I only recently got this set-up so I don’t know yet whether it will help my writing process or not. Of all the aspects of writing probably one of the most banal is the issue of where you sit when you write. And yet maybe it makes all the difference. Personally,… Read More Which Desk Should You Choose For Success (And Which Guarantees Failure?)
I have three phobias; needles, blood and social. Today I was in a situation involving all three of these irrational fears. I had to go into hospital to have a deep-rooted tooth removed. This involved having several injections in the gum, blood coming from the wound while all the time having to do chit… Read More What’s so scary about phobias?
Which is the better film; Star Wars: The Force Awakens or Star Wars: Rogue One? Which is the better film Star Wars: A New Hope or Star Wars: A Phantom Menace? A really hard one now… which is the better film Star Wars: Return of the Jedi or Star Wars: Attack of the Clones?… Read More Why don’t I love the new Star Wars films?
Back in 2011, Ivan Mitin founded Ziferblat in Moscow as a community of poets aspiring to progress their work. Mitin shaped the idea for his cafes from a project he ran in Russia called “pocket poetry”, for which he would meet strangers in cafes and together they’d write famous poetry on cards and distribute them around… Read More My Ziferblat Experience
I listened to Alan Bennett reading from the latest volume of his diaries Keeping On Keeping On on BBC Radio 4. As expected it was funny, poignant and perceptive but I also thought it showed that Bennett has an angry side. He’s not exactly The Incredible Hulk, turning green and bursting out of his tweed… Read More Alan Bennett as The Incredible Hulk
‘I went back to the school I attended from age five until age nine to find that it had been destroyed. This video is what I filmed when I was there. It’s a weird feeling seeing something like that. It’s like someone is dismantling my childhood. Now that place exists only in my head and… Read More They Destroyed My School
The new President of the USA was born in the 1940s. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are at that point in life when most of us may well be thinking about winding down and taking it easy. Not so with these two. They want to take on the most demanding, pressurised job in the… Read More The New Old President