Monthly Archives: March 2011

Scraps for a scrap

There’s been a mouse in our offices recently. How it managed to get up on the set of four desks I sit at, I don’t know. There were probably rich pickings there, though, given the number of crumbs I drop. … Continue reading

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Unavoidable bollards

The worst driver I know was explaining a few days ago that it was just bad luck that he had managed to write off every car he ever owned. The incident he chose to illustrate this relentless misfortune took place … Continue reading

Posted in cars, lies, privilege, society, transport, truth, understanding | 2 Comments

This blog has now moved to

Hello. If you’re reading this at anywhere other than, you’re reading it in the wrong place. All posts should redirect to their new URLs for now. Please let me know if anything has gone horribly wrong. If you’ve linked … Continue reading

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Getting someone else to scratch my itchy feet

It’s time for a change. I’m thinking of moving this blog in its entirety to a domain. If anyone sees any serious problems with that, then please let me know in the comments below. No idea yet as to … Continue reading

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You should donate to the Red Cross in Japan now

The Red Cross is taking donations towards the ongoing effort in Japan following the earthquakes, tsunami and now nuclear reactor explosions in the country. You can give money to the British Red Cross, and the funds will be used by … Continue reading

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Closer to distant generations

Sometimes when I ring my Granddad (which I don’t do often enough) I talk to him for a good while. On those occassions, conversation has a natural ebb and flow, of the kind I achieve with closer friends, and we … Continue reading

Posted in age, communication, death, emotions, family, fear, health, infirmity, love, person, technology, telephony, understanding | 2 Comments