Month: July 2003

  • with this book i thee wed..

    i have an occasionally occurring fantasy that i will meet my future wife because i see her reading a really fantastic book on a train.. this is how i know she is a good egg and is also how we get into conversation. (did i mention that i am on the train too?) mostly i…

  • the people\'s republic of yorkshire..

    i think it’s time to step up the campaign for an independent yorkshire.. because i’ve just realised we already have our national anthem in waiting.. Wheear ‘as tha binn since ah saw thee? On Ilkla Moor baht ‘at Wheear ‘as tha bin since ah saw thee? Wheear ‘as tha bin since ah saw thee? On…

  • Herman

    Herman was an ordinary eight year old. He had brown hair, a best friend called Errol and he wanted to be an astronaut. He was perfectly ordinary, but extraordinary things were always happening to him. Extraordinarily often and for as long as he could remember. So often and for so long that Herman didn’t realise…

  • are you looking at me?

    For the past week or so I’ve been reading “Schizophrenia and Related Syndromes” (PJ McKenna, Psychology Press, 1997). Now it has struck me that this might not be a very wise thing to do. Learning about deranged minds is an intrinsically interesting and worthwhile activity, but i still feel it is a dangerous book to…

  • yen monks

    The Yen Buddhists are the richest religious sect in the universe. They hold that the accumulation of money is a great evil and a burden to the soul. They therefore, regardless of personal hazard, see it as their unpleasant duty to acquire as much as possible in order to reduce the risk to innocent people.…

  • differently motivated

    I am not exactly lazy, conscientious but unambitious to me the phrase ‘being driven’ conjures up chauffeured limo’s rather than psychotic over-achieving.