Starship

I forgot to blog yesterday and nearly did the same today. Pretty exhausted at the moment and I want to stay awake tonight to catch the last debate. I’ve also had a long week and yesterday was especially busy with phone calls. Yes, I do find it strange to write that line. I never get […]

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The Card

Hearing test day today so I’m rather nervous. Not for me, you understand. My Mum has never wanted a hearing aid and we’re not entirely sure how she’s going to take to it. Her dad wore two most of his life after being left deaf after being a gunner in the Great War. Friends I […]

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La-di-da, la-la!

I read an argument today that I’ve heard so often over the past few months. It amounts to… “Human beings are not meant to live like this.” It’s about COVID-19, of course, and it’s only a persuasive argument because it appeals to our vanity. We’d like to think we’re all above the grubby business of […]

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Narratives

Glossing over yet another Boris Johnson affair – surely the most non-story story there’s ever been – I thought I’d write a little bit about politics today. Life proceeds at pace otherwise but I’m not going to dwell on that. Instead, I thought I’d talk about the fact that Republicans are now splitting off from […]

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Blogging

Lately I might have given the impression otherwise but I do still love blogging. I know I’ve not exactly been firing on both cylinders for a few weeks, but life remains complicated by my Mum’s recovery, which on some days seems right on course. On others, not so much. Today has been one of the […]

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So late!

I got distracted today, partly on account of editing a podcast yesterday and getting behind with other work… Otherwise, I’ve been pissing my time away today trying to get a VPN to work on a Asus router so I might still have access to one of my regular sources of US news which has now […]

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My Birthday

Well, I’ve had better birthdays. Just off the top of my head, I’d rank higher any birthday when my aunt didn’t die. Yep. You heard that right. Mid-afternoon I hear the doorbell goes. I assume it’s Amazon delivering something… Hey! Perhaps even something for my birthday! Except, no. It was a teary relative I’d not […]

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It’s October 13th!

Happy Amazon Prime Day! Happy #NoBraDay too (I’m not wearing one)! Happy #OralBDay too! I’m sure there are a few more of these dumb hashtags we could celebrate, though if you’re in the party mood, it’s also my birthday, which I share with Paul Simon, Margaret Thatcher, and Sasha Baron Cohen! Very nice!!! There was […]

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Ten PM

Eek. It’s already 10pm and I didn’t blog today. Been really busy with two cartoons (possible commission!) and writing a piece for tomorrow, whilst also followed the Senate confirmation hearing. Not much of an excuse for not blogging but it’s the only one I have. I’ll do better tomorrow, I promise…

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Panic

It’s World Mental Health Day, which I don’t normally mark because I’m never sure who decides which days are which. Seems like a marketing gimmick to me… However, I thought I’d write a bit about about my own mental health after the last few weeks. It might help me today. I feel I need to […]

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Wolverine Thinking

Political ideology can be such a crock of shit. This thought crossed my mind enough times in the past twenty-four hours that I thought I should write it down. Politicians often present their fundamental worldviews as though they are coherent, yet it’s so notable how so little of it makes sense. I don’t particularly like […]

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Cheesecake

I have a new piece over yonder, which is a profile of Kamala Harris, who was always my pick for the VP place on the Biden ticket. In other news… I’m badly in need of some luck. Not that I believe in ‘luck’ but it’s better to believe in some transcendental power balancing the old […]

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