I approach astrology like I do everything else: with a mix of skepticism and curiosity. Most of it is as useful and believable as religions (i.e. not at all). That said, it’s also true that it took quite some time for humans to understand the effects that the gravitational forces of the sun and moon have on the Earth. Continue reading Am I like what a Libran’s like?
I used to be afraid of spiders and sharks and talking to girls. No longer. My fears are completely rational now. Continue reading Five (completely rational) fears
My eyes are not normal and it affects how I see the world. If you want to get a sense of how it works, walk around with an eye patch or bandage for a day. Notice how it affects the way you move around the space you’re in, how you pick things up, how you throw and catch a netball or hit a tennis ball. Continue reading Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear
I collect quotes and have for many years. Whenever I’m reading a book or article and come across a passage that jumps out at me I mark that passage to come back to later, or write the quote down straight away. Continue reading A quote to live by
In which I record my day as a series of bullet points.
Continue reading My day in bullet points
I wake from a vivid dream: my subconscious trying to tell me something. I get out of bed, quietly so not to disturb your rest, grab my laptop and set down all I can remember. I always meant to go back through all these dreams and scraps one day, when I ran out of ideas and need something to spark my imagination. That day still hasn’t come. Continue reading My Life in Seven Years
One of the things I remember about studying Shakespeare at uni was the use of humour in Romeo & Juliet. The basic gist is that the play is a romantic comedy until the mid-point – where Mercutio dies – after which the humour dries up completely and we descend inevitably into tragedy. Continue reading On being a fool
Before I began working for myself in mid-2013, my shortest commute from bed to work was in the hostel in the Czech city of Olomouc that I worked in for a year from 2004 to 2005. Continue reading My shortest commutes (London. Olomouc. Sydney.)
I am quite good at being single. Exhibit A is that I have remained successfully single for the majority of my adult life. I want to say around 75 per cent, but it might be a bit less than that. I didn’t keep accurate digital records before 2009. Continue reading Perfecting Singledom