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What would you do for your faith?

November 30, 2011


I am, by and large, a lapsed Catholic. But because I’m an interested and engaged reader – and perhaps because of my semi-religious past – I was intrigued to read this blogpost at the Smithsonian website about the trend throughout the ages of stigmata. I’d heard before of stigmata, but only in the metaphorical sense. […]

How do we get country boundaries?

November 17, 2011


It’s a difficult question. For Britons, the point is almost irrelevant – we are an island, and the only thing we have to worry about is where England ends and Scotland and Wales begin. Luckily, although people from Glasgow and Edinburgh and Arbroath might beg to differ, we get along well with our neighbours and […]

Moscow: A City of Contrasts

October 18, 2011


Apologies for the complete and utter lack of posts recently. I’ve been fairly busy doing client work of one form or another for the past month solid (and it’s still unremitting, so this will be a shortish post). However, whilst I’ve been doing all this work, I’ve also found the time to read a few […]

Confessions of a Freelancer

September 20, 2011


I’ve written a new ebook called Confessions of a Freelancer, which I’d really love people to buy (if nothing else, because it’s only 99 cents – or 63 pence at current exchange rates). It’s one of those how-to guides, coupled with a bit of self-help, in which I make ten frank confessions about how I’ve […]

The Bin Collecting Theory of Getting Freelance Work

September 4, 2011


It’s been a while since I last updated the blog – mainly because I’ve been swamped with work for other places. None of it has been prestige work; you won’t find my byline anywhere, but it has kept the writing fingers and neurons ticking over and kept a steady stream of income coming into the […]

40 Hours at the Fringe

August 14, 2011


Okay, so it turns out that where I was staying was a totally wi-fi free zone, meaning that instead of regular short updates you’ll get a slightly longer post summing up the 40 hours I’ve just spent in the Scottish capital at the Fringe. I know that the Scots have a word for how the […]

A New Project: 40 Hours at the Fringe

August 12, 2011


I’m off to Edinburgh tonight, to spend a whirlwind 40 hours at the Edinburgh Fringe, the annual come-see-a-lot-of-acting-and-dancing-and-comedy festival which anyone who’s anyone in the entertainment world goes to to perform. The problem is I don’t have any idea what to see. The one act I was determined to see – Bo Burnham – isn’t […]