we need another relauch…

There are any number of new professions that we might be dubious of or at least wary of their exponents. I would say anyone who works in the wellness industry? Doctors and nurses take care of our health and have a long track record of success. And yet somehow a whole raft of new health…

Writers probably need to be a little bit nuts…

With the explosion of streaming providers clamouring for our attention, it is all too easy to waste endless evenings on sub-standard films. How many of us have shuffled off to bed ruing another precious evening wasted? So when a recommendation comes along I tend to listen and so it was with The Mauritanian. I tend…

Check mate…

It has happened before with badminton, table tennis and now chess. In my youth I played all three sports to a very high level. By this, I mean I thought I was very good. It seems the delusions that have shaped my adult career were forged and set from a young age. At Tom’s 16th…

Movie review…

A friend of mine asked me to watch a film he has a distant hand in getting off the ground and immediately, I am keen to help. Sure, why not? “Great. It’s called Totally FKT. It’s about two blokes running.” Oh, er… Two blokes running, you say. Even in lockdown with no gigs and in-terminal…

Stand up and be counted…

Stand-up comedy is often used as a route to more glamorous realms. Most talk show hosts in the US and some in the UK are or have been stand ups. Many actors too and even movie stars herald from stand-up. Michael Keaton. Eddie Murphy. Woody Allen. Tim Allen. Steve Martin. John Candy. Kevin Hart… But…

The eye of the storm…

  Finally, I have become a “twitter storm…” And for this I must thank something called Stan Twitter – which I don’t know of nor understand but apparently, it is a thing and why after 10,000 retweets, an adverse story about Dominic Holland has been doing the rounds and picked up elsewhere, including the Metro…

I’m blind, see…

I was excited to publish the introduction to I,Gabriel this week – until a typo was pointed out to me via twitter. A typo on page… 1 On page blinking ONE! What then lies within? What other horrors or howlers await my readers? Some scorn and derision can still be metered out to self-published authors…