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Be careful what you ask for

Somebody nice recently asked me to write something about prayer. I demurred, on the grounds that they had the wrong person in their sights. They misunderstood, and thought I’d said I’d do it. Which was awkward. So I did it. And here it is, for what it’s worth.


Funny thing, alcohol. I couldn’t initiate or sustain a romantic relationship without it. On the evidence of the average Friday night a significant number of people can’t sustain a romantic relationship because of it. So, know your strengths, and play to them people.

Voice dial

The voice dial function on the phone is hugely useful, and hugely impressive. No training required, just activate, say “Call [Person]” and suffix with home, work or mobile to get the right number, and (most of the time) it works it out perfectly. So it really shouldn’t bug me that it mis-pronounces some of my […]

Ever decreasing circles

So, the other night I’m sitting there looking at the cat. He’s curled up snoozing on “his” cushion on the sofa. I’m casually pondering mortality and Life (man) whilst watching crap TV. I then had one of those thought processes that is both strangely satisfying yet leaves you even more bemused than normal. It ran […]

Skyfall: a mixed bag, Mr Bond

This rambling contains spoilers. Look away now if you haven’t yet seen Skyfall and care about such things. Actually, although there are spoilers, they’re unlikely to spoil much, as most of the moments referenced are telegraphed well in advance during the film. But still, it’s only polite to warn you … Depending on who you read, Skyfall […]