I have a handful of friends I very (very, very) rarely see in person. We live too far apart and our lives don’t collide on any kind of regular basis. Instead, we write (and now that corona’s struck, we have more time for more in-depth writing). Technology is a wonderful thing. Except. Except, regardless of […]
A couple of days ago I came across a YouTube video of a person I’d never heard of before being arrested. The arrest had been caught on camera by spectators. So far so normal. People get arrested all the time and people have had access to video recording equipment for a long time. A couple […]
“Hey! You’re wearing nice socks, can I try them on?”
Do sheep dogs care about the sheep who stay where they’re told? Do they even notice them? *** Today my thoughts kept circling back to sheepdogs. I don’t think I’ve spent more than a handful of hours in my whole life watching sheepdogs working, but every time I get the chance, I am impressed. Where […]
Getting angry is easy.
Getting unangry isn’t. At least, I don’t think it is.
There is a solitary red street light on the road next to the river through the residential area. Does that make it a red light district?
Here’s to the first time I drive more than 150km in a day 🙂 Wish me luck (or at least a safe journey!).
I wrote this while on holiday in January. (I will aim to make the links work soon). *** (Trigger Warning – contains information about sex-trafficking. May also contain too-much-information about periods…) *** I was going to write a whinging, whining, self-pitying post about how stupid and mean and unfair and generally ‘meh’ it is, to not […]
I’m not sure why 1337 is considered a cool number, but WordPress has just congratulated me, so I’m guessing it must be. I am a bit of a lot bewildered that so many of you luffly people read what I write, and a lot of a lot more amazed that you like it enough to […]
Who designs these things??????
Dear musicians, band managers and English-lyric writers, Please (PLEASE) help me. I have colleagues who listen to the radio. Even though there are several German bands, most of the music on the radio is currently sung in English. As the only “native-English-speaker” in the place, it’s my job to tell them what’s being sung. I […]
I have a problem with grinding my teeth.
I need some help with a problem that’s going round and round in my head. I’d be grateful for insights…. *** Over the last few days I spent several hours working with a retired electrician who’s a friend of DB’s. We planned, installed and wired up the new lighting in DB’s aquarium. We went shopping for […]
Is it just me or does this molecule look a little startled?
On Plans (especially the best-laid ones): I was up really early today. I guess it ‘helped’ that I hadn’t slept so well, and that I’d got a text in the middle of the night so my phone flashed all night (which it also does just before the alarm rings). I got up, dressed, had breakfast…and […]