Well, this was something new. Watching porn in a boardroom with a bunch of strangers. Wednesday morning. You check your watch, 10.11am. Yep, definitely something new. Something different. There were three young women – in their 20s, most likely. And there was a guy older than you, probably 50, 50-ish. The woman leading the discussion […]
He could have killed hundreds of people. But he lacked the qualifications. Another example of his failings, according to the father. And yet it was that exact failing that had saved many lives. If not his own.
You realise consciousness is just the movie-version of the reality that’s already played out inside our skulls. It’s one person’s take – even though it’s playing out for all of us. Too many cooks in the kitchen. And it’s always heating up. But it’s only after it’s bubbled over that it begins to get served. […]
Welcome to episode 89 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and Le Petite Chocolat. Here I had a chat with Kirsten McDougall. She is a writer, publicist and literary manager. We discuss her various roles and talk about her two books, The Invisible Rider and Tess. The Invisible Rider is a 2012 release, […]
“Consciousness”, she said, “is the filter. Underneath is all the chaos that never gets let out. There’s madness in everyone, all of the time, and the stuff we cannot understand, nor even begin to, never filters through”. “Yeah, I know that”, he said.
You’re stopped in the street. They want to pat the dog. It’s not unusual. You’re getting used to this. Part of being a dog-owner. Especially when the dog is a puppy. No problem. But these old geezers want the full story. Breed, age, name. Those parts not so unusual. But also what are you feeding […]
On the day I started listening to The Mountain Goats again old memories of new events came flooding back. My lung clinging to my insides, just as it always had. The other one there, still, as far as I could tell. Cigarette smoke wafting back towards me, olfactory sense, menthol, mental. On the day I […]
SHE: What are you reading? HE: A book about Roger Waters. Really enjoying it actually… SHE: That’s good… HE: Yeah, I’ve realised he had a profound effect on me, as a lyricist – I mean some of his stuff is nonsense, platitudes and far worse…but there are lines that stick out, in a good way. […]