This is an evolving rebuild and redesign. This site launched in 2003, and the previous design lasted eight long years. People still seemed to love it, but I've been building this replacement for months. Rather than delay any longer, I deployed the bloody thing in order to accelerate progress.
I need something that better represents who I am and what I'm now concerned with; a simpler build and modest aesthetic that allows me to publish easily and often. This will be that, and it should be ready soon.
19th March, 2019
That one man should witness so many horrors is hard to process. That nations like ours continue to facilitate such atrocity and poverty is devastating.
13th March, 2019
Despite markedly different approaches to customer service, Bear Pond and Koffee Mameya have much in common, not least their unflinching dedication to quality. When coffee reaches this level, the experience is mind-altering.
12th March, 2019
I’d agreed to meet Geri for coffee. Usually, that means a brisk walk into town, but on this occasion, she was in the future. She was 6,000 miles away.
6th March, 2019
Last night I attended the launch of Dear Nature, an important new work from renowned Nottingham artist John Newling. I was also invited to give a reading from the book.
25th February, 2019
Thoughts on the uniqueness of the Japanese konbini, the subtle science fiction of Convenience Store Woman, and notes from a recent Q&A event featuring author Sayaka Murata and translator Ginny Tapley Takemori.