Some thoughts on how someone might go about watching the X Files, without committing to the full 11 seasons (which equates to 163 and half hours of TV).Read more "The Truth is Out There"
“Womanhood was a dangerous business if you didn’t get it right.”The Mermaid of Black Conch, Monique Roffey
Do you have a little voice which tells you things like “You’re not good enough”?Read more "Notes on the Little Voice in my Head"
We don’t create a fantasy world to escape reality. We create it to be able to stay.Lynda Barry
Notes on some of the books I read in January 2021.Read more "2021: January’s Bookshelf"
I am writing this account, in another man’s book, by candlelight, inside the belly of a fish.Edward Carey, The Swallowed Man
2020 hasn’t been an easy year, but there have been many wonderful moments. This is a letter to my future self.Read more "2020: 100 Good Things"
Memory is a map of sorts, but hand drawn, incomplete, and full of errors. It can let you know a place exists, but you cannot trust it to get you there.Charlie Kaufman, Antkind
I come to the horrible realisation that I have an Alexa “voice” and am troubled by my own behaviour.Read more "Talking to Alexa"
In some countries you kill a monster when it’s born.
Other places, you kill it only when it kills someone else.
Other places, you let it go, out into the forest or the sea, and it lives there forever, calling for others of its kind.Maria Dahvana Headley, The Mere Wife