Category: Micro Blog

  • The Scrum Steam

    The Scrum Steam

    This exchange happened on WhatsApp between my buddy and I. Enjoy. On a cold day, the heat coming off a rugby scrum can be such that it creates a visual effect known as “scrum steam” Photo by royskeane

  • How Sporty is Spain?

    How Sporty is Spain?

    I recently took up running and had occasion to shop for running gear and suddenly I’m seeing people wearing “sports” clothing everywhere. Most are unlikely to be heading to the gym. It’s almost like when you decide to buy a certain model of car, you start to see that model everywhere. Frankly I’m blown away […]

  • Telephones in toilets

    Telephones in toilets

    What is it with telephones in hotel room toilets? In this apparently 5-star hotel I’m holed up in Amsterdam – they have 3 phones in this room and one of them installed by the throne in the bathroom. Clearly I’m not the target audience for this level of communication equipmentization (I’m making that a word!). […]

  • Who is telling your story?

    Who is telling your story?

    I’m reading an autobiography of George Carlin – one of my favourite comedians.  This biography is much more than an autobiography – it is more like a spending an endless evening with George sitting across from you with copious amounts of whatever your choice of poison and hearing him tell you everything. Some of it sounds […]

  • Every kid needs to learn to use a toilet brush

    Every kid needs to learn to use a toilet brush

    I recently showed my son to use a toilet brush to clean up a mess he made. Of course he turned his nose up and made the face that says ‘this is a shitty job’. It is. Life is full of shitty jobs –  crappy things that you sometimes have to do as part of […]

  • Love with Dead Things

    Our walnut tree gives us lovely walnuts and dead leaves. Both are lovely in different ways. I actually love sweeping up the leaves, hearing them crunch underfoot and , occasionally, making art with them before they go on to the fire heap to get turned into another form of energy.