Remembering 7/7

I felt I ought to do something to acknowledge the tenth anniversary of 7/7, given that I’m a Londoner and the events that July are a significant part of Ghosts of Chechnya. But what? Though I was in London on that day in July 2005, I wasn’t anywhere near where the bombs went off, nor … More Remembering 7/7

Deep, man…

Originally posted on 19th Arrondissement:
That astronomical phenomena, such as lunar and solar eclipses and comets, have, in objective reality, no causal or signifying relationship with human affairs, does not mean that the causal and signifying relationship we have accorded celestial phenomena from the “Star” of Bethlehem to the Tunguska Event is not a fascinating area of…

The Pressure of Time on the Modern Writer, or Where did all my time go?

Short answer: The Internet Long answer: Internet-overloaded brain susceptible to multiple distractions Back in the good old days when I was an unreconstructed technophobe, I would shut myself in my office after breakfast, refuse to answer the phone or open the front door, and linger blissfully on my novel-in-progress until I felt too hungry to … More The Pressure of Time on the Modern Writer, or Where did all my time go?