Computer says no

On my usual walk to work I encounter a considerable number of those free-newspaper-giver-outers[1] And all of them annoy me. Apart from the one I always take the Metro from. I always get it from the same guy[2] in the general vicinity of The Spike[3] And I usually carry it in my hand for the […]


Channel-surfing does terrible things. Terrible. There you are, innocently flicking past the mindless and the horrendous that passes for entertainment, when suddenly you find yourself watching Bull-riding. And worse than that. Enjoying it. God-damn you Extreme Sports Station.

Johnny’s back

Well, maybe not Johnny, but I am. And how is everybody doing? Two weeks of not being online all that often lead to clogged up inboxes and rss readers stuffed to the brim. I think I’ve read most posts and emails, but I skimmed some and commented on very little. Catch-up is a bitch. Had […]

TT #29

Everyone loves stats. And everyone who has a blog loves learning who came a-visiting and why. So, with thanks to Statcounter I’m revealing 13 questions or queries that people wanted answers to on my site. how believable is die hard 4.0 – I’m guessing not very. Afterall, the whole premise is pretty unbelievable, never mind […]

And it’s all gonna roll your way

Don’t you just love Bank Holiday weekends? Or whatever your particular version of them are. I know I do. And even more when it means that I only have a three day working week as I’m off on Friday too. Yay for half-arsed working weeks. Most of yesterday was a lovely day, weatherwise. Sunshine, warmth, […]

If you’re not in

Well I might not have won the 16 million Euro lotto, but it isn’t all loss :) Carl has announced the winner of his tiny story competition. Congratulations to Quixotical for her story Father. I got placed too. So numfar, do the dance of joy :)

TT #28

Thirteen Things about Lugh The end of July or start of August marks Lughnasa which is the Celtic harvest festival. In Ireland, summer is technically over now[1] August is the first month of Autumn, or Fall for you all from the US. The festival takes its name from Lugh, or Lug, or Lú. Lúnasa, from […]

Time and Again

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In shirt-sleeves, the way I generally worked, I sat sketching a bar of soap taped to an upper corner of my drawing board.

Simon Morley is leading an average enough life, working for an advertising company, when a man comes calling. This man, Rube Prien, offers him a new job, working for the government, but he must keep it a secret, and until he agrees he won’t know what it is he is signing up to. At first he thinks he’ll refuse but slowly his curiosity gets the better of him. And he discovers that the secret is time-travel.

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