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The New New Year with num-Eric

The New New Year with num-Eric

Plus ça change… this morning I consulted Samuel Pepys to see what he was thinking about, 350 years ago to the day. It turns out Sam was planning to do his year end accounts, and was worried about whether he […]

Writing a Carol for Everyone

Writing a Carol for Everyone

There is no festival for literally everyone, which is a shame. Christmas does pretty well; its popularity extends beyond the two billion people who call themselves Christians. On the other hand, I can sympathize with those Christians who feel dispossessed […]

Removed from Re:Move

Removed from Re:Move

Last week I wrote that I never wanted to write another word about my short film, Re:Move. That was an exaggeration. I can think of one more thing that is worth sharing. The film was a lot of fun to […]

Regarding Re:Move

Regarding Re:Move

To heck with convention. I made a short film and I want to let people see it. Which they should, because it is good. So here it is. It is called Re:Move and it was premiered at the Doha Tribeca […]

Miliband’s PMQs: few Q’s, few A’s, and no P’s and Q’s

Miliband’s PMQs: few Q’s, few A’s, and no P’s and Q’s

Political bloggers should never write about the big topics. When they do, they come off as vain and oafish. (Fortunately I am vain and oafish, so like many a politician, I will flout my own rule.) Politicians spout plenty of […]

Airship Downs

Airship Downs

In the last installment of Karen Zipslicer’s adventures, Badger and Corblimey, we left Karen and Winton dealing with the bureaucracy at the Municipal Financial Emporium. Now Karen can set her sights on her goal: finding a way home. Karen and […]

Starry Night over the Rhone by Van Gogh

The Stars Are All Above Us

Around the world tonight, The stars are all above us. Me in darkness, others in light, But the stars are all above us. People eating, drinking, sleeping, Around the world tonight. People fighting, laughing, weeping, But the stars are all […]

Halfthoughts Reconstructed

Halfthoughts Reconstructed

I started Halfthoughts in 2008, as an open-ended, half-thought-out repository of… whatever. That was in 2008! The content moved on a long way, but the presentation was looking groaningly crude so I have finally sat down and started reconstructing the […]

Badger and Corblimey

Badger and Corblimey

In more recent posts, I digressed to tell the flashback story of the young Lady Emerald. Returning to the original thread, after Karen Zipslicer’s first night in Lundern, we left her eating breakfast with Winton, the cobbler. Before Karen can […]

Not Another Day/The Twine of Relief and Tension

Not Another Day/The Twine of Relief and Tension

In the last installment of Karen Zipslicer stories, Karen is still using the black box machine to relive the memories of Dawn, the young Lady Emerald. In the flashback, Dawn spent an evening dancing with a suitor at the Harvest […]