It is reassuring how much support children get these days for first day nerves, but it’s not my 4-year old that I’m worried about. It’s me.
Being alone does strange things to people. We are not built for it.
“The past beats inside me like a second heart.” John Banville, The Sea.
“Live music is healthy.” ~John Lydon.
“When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, ‘no, I went to films.” Quentin Tarantino
Hipsters, highlighters & studying.
You’ve seen them. Absorbed in their phone like it’s a portal to the eternal orgasm.
Nothing exposes how old you’re getting like going out on Saturday night.
The welfare state, and our own individual acts of kindness, should be an extension of a family’s love.
Anything that gives our life purpose and meaning should not be underrated.
For some of us, it is the sanctified air of the bookshop that we need.
Advertising vodka and the perfect crumpet.
Writing is the mental shed, only you don’t smash your head on the door beam every time you go in. At least not on the good days.
England has become so obsessed with coffee that it’s forgotten how to make a decent brew.
Researchers probably ignore Sundays, preferring to use their professional expertise by predicting election results wrongly instead.
Spending the entire winter in what feels like the gloomier side of the moon means that T-shirts are torn off at the precise moment the sun breaks the clouds.