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January 2022

Wordgame: Anselm

I’m not the type of person who can walk into an major art gallery and name all the artists. I appreciate art. I have, to a very limited extent, studied art. But I’ve never been very pro-active about the whos and whats and wheres. Anselm Kiefer, though, left an impression. I saw a piece by… Read More »Wordgame: Anselm

Off to a good start

I’ve been diverting a lot of my time and energy to working on my novel lately. I had thought, around Christmas, that I would commit to posting every day in the new year, as a way of honouring my faithfulness to writing. But then it dawned on me that my novel draft was written, and… Read More »Off to a good start

Wordgame: Norway

I have a weirdly vivid memory of being obsessed with the 2009 Eurovision winner, Fairytale, by Alexander Rybak, for a few days after he won. It was a weird time in my development, as I had all but left my goth stage, but I hadn’t quite emerged into the wider world, so I didn’t like… Read More »Wordgame: Norway

Wordgame: Cracks

Well I do have plenty of those. The parts things slip through. Blind spots. Oversights. Areas of complacency. But sometimes I can stare at a crack all day and not get any closer to figuring out how to fix it. Points of friction. Dust collectors. Bad fucking luck. That’s why we avoid them after all.… Read More »Wordgame: Cracks

Wordgame: Archeopteryx

My son likes dinosaurs. I like dinosaurs. My son likes learning words. I like learning words. Because of this, I’ve learned a lot of dinosaur words. Archeopteryx is one of them. I can’t say I knew what an archeopteryx was before my son was around. I can’t say I didn’t know either, because I know… Read More »Wordgame: Archeopteryx

A new world

I wrote a few months ago about how I started writing a story sixteen years ago, and how, despite thinking I was incapable of finishing it, I realised recently I had in fact written much more of it than I remembered. After that point, I decided to get serious about the story. To commit to… Read More »A new world

Wordgame: Armageddon

I like to believe that a truth isn’t a truth if it can’t be understood multiple ways and still be true. If you can’t do that with it; if you can’t twist it and shrink it and stretch it and look through it the other way, then you haven’t yet reached the truth; you still… Read More »Wordgame: Armageddon