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All these blogs were written August and December 2018. The final one was written just before I tried to kill myself. For recent writing, listen to my audiobook, The Midnight Manifesto.

Time’s Up

There comes a time when one asks themselves ‘what would I do for this world?’ Would I die for this dying planet? How much love do I have inside me? How brave am I? What wouldn’t I do? I wouldn’t kill anyone but I understand why you might feel yourself wanting to. I wouldn’t blow …

A Tribute to My Claim to Fame – The Infamous Aunty Maggie

I have always managed to convince myself that Aunty Maggie would live forever. It seemed quite clear that nothing else would possibly make any sense. Surely none of the other ceramicists of the North of England would want to make any pottery if Maggie was no longer part of the potter’s scene? Where’s the fun …

“Don’t Knock Modern Medicine” And Other Wrong Things

Thoughts on science, health, humans and dragons and the sameness of life and machine I wrote all this by hand first. I thought of just photographing it and posting the pages, but it’s too hard for people’s brains now. When your face is collapsing you get to know what things do to you (the painting …

Theory of Funniness, Insects and Attraction

Theory of Funniness There’s a reason funny people normally look a bit funny – they’ve got more cosmic tension in them than the average human animal and they’ve learned to relieve some existential discomfort by breaking some of it. Other ways to break the tension are to cry, shout, speak, sing, make a cup of …

Theory of Curses (including Theory of the Crucifixion)

Walking along the road a fortune teller calls out, “You’re a very lucky lady”. Really? What gave it away? Was it my white skin and the fact that I can travel overseas to try to heal my body and not work for a year because my money is worth so much more than yours? Or …

Have You Tried Turning It Off and On Again?

A story of psychosis, a wizard, a collapsing head and one fateful high-speed electric octopus chase I’m going through something quite insane and difficult at the moment and I’ve got a right mind to tell the whole world about it. The problem is it’s incredibly hard to describe, nobody will believe me and there’s a …


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