Interstitial what?

There are a couple of books by Oliver Burkeman that I became acquainted with this month—yes, I do tend to find authors I really like and read everything they’ve written: Help!, an interesting search for the best aspects of self-help, and The Antidote, where Burkeman renounces positive thinking in...

When intention = decision

2013. We’re here. It’s another new year and a time to reflect. Not on what we haven’t done or intended to do over the last twelve months, but on what we will do. And that doesn’t mean setting unreasonable goals—the ones that will guarantee failure. It means singling out...

WTF

I’ve become a little irritated in this era of modern communication where folk (even older generations) regularly, if not persistently, omit capitalisation from emails and text messages.  Why? Is it because it’s easier for our hard-pressed fingers to move more speedily, saving time so we can rush off to...

Paralysed

Walking out of the local supermarket and into the main mall area three months ago, I saw a toddler, aged around three, standing near a toy car—you know the ones, you put your child behind the steering wheel, feed the slot a dollar, and the thing lights up, growling...