My new short story collection – a study on creation and destruction, self-destruction and self-preservation, and how we can never seem to find the right instinct for the case in hand – is out.
My friend Joel is living in Japan for a year, he and I catch up after his first ten days in the country.
The deterrent effect works on the belief on the part of the opponent that a retaliation will be forthcoming. Despite how much we don’t want to retaliate, our people and theirs will be safest if we pretend that we always will.
I took two walks to the beach, a thin strip of sand and concrete just to the East of Copenhagen.
Copenhagen is a beautiful city, and I was fortunate to catch some lovely scenes when I visited. Continue Reading Photos from Copenhagen, #1: by the River
[Guest post by Joel Pearce] This may come as little surprise to some, but I nevertheless thought that I would make it public: I support the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’s exit from the European Union. In fact, no, that is something of a falsification – what… Continue Reading Who Rules over Us? Who Shall? (Brexit)
A friend of mine posted the following meme on Facebook: my fingers hovered over the keyboard then I thought ‘No’ and realized that it would not be a good idea to offer my friend a mini-dissertation on a 4-second internet meme. So here’s what I would have written.
Olympia and I discuss mental-illness, depression and schizophrenia, alongside Oly’s personal experience with all of the above. Oly is a PhD researcher, working to explore the genetics of such conditions. Please listen to the podcast below:–
This time, Joel and I discuss Will Self, the death of the novel, the new age of Puritanism, privilege-checking, race, the St George Cross (English flag), national identity and drugs. Please listen to the Podcast here:–
Please listen to the Fauxcat #2, below:– [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSPR2H5aFrM]