Issue 41 of the Manufacturing Serendipity newsletter. A potted history of the monument at Avebury, a 45-foot herb garden that visualises the threat to women’s reproductive rights, and a list of good reasons to make lists.Read more "Chilled out pre-club vibes"
Two wonderful poems, sent to me by my lovely cousins…Read more "Birthday Poems"
Issue 40 of the Manufacturing Serendipity newsletter. The Museum of Imaginary Musical Instruments, Margaret Atwood’s take on the leaked Alito opinion, and how mindfulness might discourage us from making amends for our mistakes.Read more "Sockets, trigger implants, and a book for the ears"
But knowing everything is too much like knowing nothing; without a story, it’s all just information.~The Candy House, Jennifer Egan
Issue 39 of the Manufacturing Serendipity newsletter. A close reading of the lyrics and composition of Mr Brightside; making delightful lists; cutout portraits from Rudy Willingham; and wise words from Shirley Jackson.Read more "It started out with a kiss, how did it end up like this?"
Quick and dirty thoughts on the goods thing about doing things you’re not good at.Read more "Getting my hands dirty"
“To be alive means full body contact with the absurd.”~Fight Night, Miriam Toews
Issue 38 of the Manufacturing Serendipity newsletter. How to write a compelling speaker pitch; an essay in defence of the em dash; and cherry blossoms straight out of a Pixar movie.Read more "A rebel without a clause"
Anyone who puts on a crown, even if only as an experiment, will end up looking for a kingdom.~Frankenstein in Baghdad, Ahmed Saadawi
Some unsolicited advice for those pitching to speak at events and conferences.Read more "How to Write a Compelling Speaker Pitch"