Blog

I am stuck in a feedback loop

Past events keep churning in my mind. I have done many varied things in my life. Some things were enjoyable. I once spent a couple of years working and travelling around Europe before serving in the military. Some things were unenjoyable. I was broke and drug-addled in Europe before being imprisoned on a warship. I … Continue reading I am stuck in a feedback loop

Advertisements

What is anger?

Someone once said 'anger is an engery' - I believe it was Johnny Rotten. He also said the UK was a fascist regime so he wasn't always on the money. Still, he had a point about anger. Anger is revitalising. Anger is powerful. Anger is debilitating. Anyone who has ever been angry in front of … Continue reading What is anger?

Our robot overlords are already here

And so our march towards mechanical subjugation takes another step. According to Reuters our robot masters have nudged us a little closer to obsolescence: CITTĂ€ DI CASTELLO, Italy (Reuters) - Amazon’s new recruit comes from a medieval walled town in central Italy and can box and seal at least 600 items of different shapes and … Continue reading Our robot overlords are already here

Podcast: I tried to befriend an icy work colleague

Trying to make friends in the corporate world is rough. Everyone is so caught up in the venal race to the top there's any hardly time for niceties. Granted, I work for an investment bank in London, not a place known for its collegial spirit - still, the struggle is worth it. I simply must … Continue reading Podcast: I tried to befriend an icy work colleague

Podcast: I wanted to be king of the dating bloggers

I wanted to be a dating blogger. No, I wanted to be the king of the dating bloggers. In retrospect this was of course a ludicrous dream. After all, the dating blogger - with their perennially single status - is of course a symbol of romantic failure. Still, I thought I would give it a … Continue reading Podcast: I wanted to be king of the dating bloggers

My podcast – a tale of dating sorrow and morose humour

Hello all, I have no idea whether this link is accessible to all. Still, I thought I'd throw it out there. I've started a podcast - in order to chronicle my dark failure in audio. https://open.spotify.com/episode/5MvIxHQavxapCUJuCTzcdB?si=8saFwG2NSTuMNvvyTbZUsQ As for the blog...I'll be back on it soon. The corporate world has had me in its shiny jaws … Continue reading My podcast – a tale of dating sorrow and morose humour

The horror of the ‘alternative’ date

When you first start seeing someone, the choice of dating activity is crucial. In London many of us like to visit the pub where social pressure is minimal. As far as I am concerned, the pub works - why take an iconoclastic approach to dating? Dating is difficult enough as it is without the additional … Continue reading The horror of the ‘alternative’ date

What happened when I tried to leave work on time

I am a workaholic. My candle is well and truly burnt at both ends. I do it for the man, of course. But then the man pays me well. And I like him. Sure, the corporate world is driven by greed, but no one pretends otherwise - this naked fact guides our every action. There … Continue reading What happened when I tried to leave work on time

My brother is always in complete control

I met my brother Dan in Hilly Fields, a park in Brockley. As we walked his wheezing collie, Jackson, I recounted the previous night's events. "So, you like her then?" "I was getting to that bit. She texted me earlier to say we should just be friends. There was no spark, she said." "You what?" … Continue reading My brother is always in complete control