Eye Contact and Other Misdemeanors

What is the line between a glimpse and a full on stare? Does it creep you out? Staring? What about reading something over the shoulder of someone? Or slurping? I’m presently on the metro (where I seem to do much of my writing these days; my phone autocorrects metro to meteor which makes for a … Continue reading

The Beautiful Game

I like a bit of football, me. Proper football. You know. The Beautiful Game… I don’t get it watch it all that often these days, but I do when I can. National and international. I care more about my beloved Lilywhites than I do about England, but that’s not what we are going to talk … Continue reading

Virtues of the Vicious

‘So, what brings you here?’, ‘Oh y’know… Mindless hate’. Some of you will know the quote the title refers to. Keen Nicholas Cage fans will note it’s appearance in ‘The Rock’, as said by Sean Connery. For those non-terrible 90’s action movie fans, the full quote is “Patriotism is a virtue of the vicious”, supposedly … Continue reading