‘Biodynamic farming’ bullshit

This was always going to be nonsense. The first time I clocked "Biodynamic" produce was as advertised by a stand selling waffles with an added egg option at the (wonderful - you should go) Maltby Street Market in London (UK). What the fuck is a biodynamic egg?! I exclaimed quietly to myself, assuming it was some …

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QEDcon 2017

My 7th QED in a row came around in October 2017. The usual mess of train snacks and a bit of celebratory boozing on the train up, a different (bizarre) hotel - thanks, The Britannia! - and straight into catching up with old friends. Volunteering last year was enjoyable, but there is always a great …

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Substituting for ‘crazy’

As I'm sure I've argued before, words really do matter in some contexts. They both reflect and define our realities, and can indicate to each other what we feel and think about things, as well as what's acceptable in groups. People might now switch off because "omg the PC police" but, try replacing "political correctness gone …

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Seattle Down

This June I made my way over to the Pacific North-West to see a dear friend of mine who had to move away from London last year. I had THE BEST TIME so here's a series of photos of me enthusiastically pointing at cool stuff, in an homage to another friend, the now world-famous (or …

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Life of Pi

I've moved this book/film review over from my Posterous space because, well, Twitter bought them and it's closing down. Boo! Towards the end of 2012 I picked up, read and passed on my copy of Yann Martel's Life of Pi. I wanted to read it before I went to see the film, because generally I …

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