Confirmation bias – you should try it. You’ve ‘liked’ it on Facebook already. Take a look. Have a feel. Check that it’s real. It’s on your side. It is your side. It’s your ideal. It’s very nearly your idea. That’s the scary part. That’s the subtle art. We’ve hyper-targeted you. We’re there in your ads, […]
Ah, the school run – a simple joy…and a rare outing for the car this morning because *someone* was running late…so we’re in the car and listening to Randy Newman’s ‘Dark Matter’ and the boy is singing along, spitting out every word (“Putin puttin’ his pants on/One leg at a time…”) and then we are […]
The car stopped and neither of us got out. We seemed – both – to know that a conversation had to happen and then it started somewhere in the middle: “any thoughts at all on maybe setting aside whatever it is you think you’re doing and coming home to take over the family business”. I had […]
Racist dads are a bigger part of the problem then they will ever know (well, obviously). Racist mums too. Racism ain’t ever a good time – but racist jokes can sometimes still seem funny. This is one of the great paradoxes of the world. Well, not great in the sense that it’s any sort of […]
He was in town for the rugby, mostly. But it was a rare visit where it was just him. Not mum. Down for the weekend – and my partner was away, so it was just me and him. I was in a small apartment at the time, one bedroom and so we had a late-night-laugh […]
Last one out of the office please leave the enlightenment on. There’ll be a virtue to signal first thing – as soon as you’re woke tomorrow. A great golden show of thanks until then then: nga mihi na. Don’t forget to treat everyone as equal – unless you’re greater than some of their politics.
I never go to the toilet just as I leave a place. Instead I’m always arriving in need of the toilet. I leave somewhere – and then arrive in need of the loo, in need of a place to go. Usually just wees, but you know…
If I could curl up anywhere for some peace and quiet it would be inside Chasin’ The Trane, the side-long third cut on John Coltrane’s Live At The Village Vanguard album. Coltrane’s tenor sounds like it’s being chased by Jimmy Garrison’s bass. Elvin Jones, again, beatin’ those drums like they owe him money – and […]