From the sublime to the ridiculous - or rather the dumb - here are five things that I just happened to learn this week.
To do just the one thing is such an obvious piece of wisdom, but it is often forgotten. Upon finishing 'Stoner: A Novel', it seemed pertinent that writing this post be the one thing I do.
This weekend, thanks to a bit of baking, I realised there's a subtle difference between getting better at what you enjoy and working to improve what you do every day.
My review of Jonathan Lethem's 'The Ecstasy of Influence' may have been quite little, but the thoughts it sparked were a quite big. So hop on board this train of thought about influence and intimidation.
Finally I can offer a little review of Jonathan Lethem's 'The Ecstasy of Influence' because I have at long last finished it. It only took me two and a half years.
Welcome, one and all, to 2015. It's the year of adventure and I am back (with gay abandon) to typing in my notebook.
A pub in Wales pointed out that halfway to nowhere is exactly where you need to be to move forward with a little meaning.
The less you write, the less you are a writer. But when you keep worrying about what's happening next, there's no time to expand upon what's happening now.
Where do I even begin in describing the various vitality that all the talent I've encountered this week exuded and induced?...
Love and live music. Talking about some things that are hard to express, but very much need saying.
I've not been here for a while for the very simple reason that, I've not been here. And I don't know where I went but I'm starting to realise why.
2013 meant dipping my toes in a lot of new things. 2014 means diving a little deeper into a few and transitioning to a new writing frequency.
It's January, it's dark, it's gloomy and wet, it's Sunday afternoon. This is all I'm fit for...
It's that time of year again. And while I still remain skeptical about the whole resolution thing, I can't help but make the odd one...
Writing is my profession, my fun and more. My brain on the other hand is a little more limited in its functionality.