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Friday, 20 January 2017
As ever, eternal thanks to everyone who has pledged towards Indignitas. I thought I would take this opportunity to let you know where we are up to.
With Unbound, book projects are given a fixed period to raise funding for publication. For Indignitas, this should have ended shortly before Christmas. Unfortunately, after a great start we lost a bit of momentum when I started a new job and, like all…
Invitation to a Party
Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Sunday, 6 November 2016
Mrs Carrick: 86 years old. New patient at Rosewood House. Quirkily logical.
Dr Cartwright: Founding associate of Rosewood House Life Choice Clinic. Ethically flexible.
Mrs Carrick wouldn’t sit down and she wouldn’t stop picking things up. She’d been flitting around Dr Cartwright’s surgery for ten minutes. No, flitting was the wrong word but it was…
A Matter of Life & Death
Thursday, 22 September 2016
"I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it." Mark Twain
I spend an unhealthy amount of time thinking about death. Just lately I have been thinking about the best way to kill someone. Come on, we've all done it. At least I have an excuse.
As the saying goes, there are only two certainties in life and the other one is taxes.
Sometimes it seems like someone…
Who would you take with you when you go? (1)
Friday, 9 September 2016
Welcome to the Shed
Thursday, 25 August 2016
This morning, my wife and fiercest critic (although she likes my writing) denounced my author biography for its negativity. The line to which she took most offence reads:
" After a long and largely unsuccessful career in, well, lots of things, David finally figured out he was pretty much the same as everybody else."
I tried to reason with her that it was gentle, self-deprecating humour…