That weird tingly sensation you're feeling right now? Never talk about it, not ever.
A list of things Rev. John Henry is afraid of: Balloons Plastic bags Traffic cones Loud talking Leaves blown by a strong breeze A strong breeze Eye patches Stones in a suspicious pile Small plastic bottles Those big water-cooler water bottles Piles of earth Any kind of noise directly outside the front door The pernicious … Continue reading A List of Things That Scare My Dog
Unless you're a grandma, in which case these may well be your daughter's jeans. But grandma, mom, or daughter, no one should be paying $60 for mom jeans. I bet Target have a sale on. Go on, take a look. I don't get commission; it's just the nearest store to my house and I am … Continue reading Not Your Daughter’s Jeans
After being laid off from a job in publishing, I find myself trying to regain my equilibrium and money-making potential in Texas - the strange land within which I am very much a stranger. Work is hard to come by, so I decide to switch tack. I decide to not think of myself as an … Continue reading On Being Unemployed in Texas: Part V
The Industrial Revolution; the Empire; cricket; Rolls Royce; the Beatles; the Queen; Shakespeare; David Bowie, Margaret Thatcher, David Beckham. Britain is famous for many things, but rarely for its food. I now live in the US which, as we all know, is the home of fine dining. Colonels, actual war heroes, bring us home-made chicken … Continue reading Side of skin
In 2014, I found myself laid off from my job and trying to regain my equilibrium in a foreign country. When you're desperately looking for work, life changes can start coming quickly. In less than a month, I am now prepared to sell my personal life to get a job. I’m sure there’s a word … Continue reading On Being Unemployed in Texas: Part IV
"Come to Austin," they said. "It's cool. 'Live music capital of the world', naked hippies, barbecue, Robert Rodriguez, Sandra Bullock, Willie Nelson. OK, and sometimes it gets a bit hot..." They don't tell you about the volcano hidden under downtown. The state legislators do a good job of keeping it quiet. But once every 25 … Continue reading HOT LAVA obstacle course
2014 was a year of firsts, including the first time I was unemployed in another country. Trying to make myself a viable employment option to publishers is challenging. It's a time of managing printer breakdowns, PC breakdowns, and wondering when I get to have a breakdown of my own. Things have changed since my last … Continue reading On Being Unemployed in Texas: Part III