What do you do when the world has become so toxic, so utterly alien, so horrifying that you almost long for the small, deeply personal, lonely wounds that caused you so much pain all those years ago? Knowing that I survived those things makes it possible to gaze back at them almost fondly. I had … Continue reading 130 a day
During dark and dismal moments, when our brains rebel and point out the truth that the world is indeed full of thoughtless, anti-intellectual, callous, vicious, smug arseholes, people describe themselves as feeling small and insignificant – as if that’s a bad thing. The fact of that matter is that we ARE small and insignificant. Let’s … Continue reading Size Matters
I love science. I am not a scientist, but that doesn't stop me from daydreaming about a life of research and discovery. It seems like a pretty achievable dream too. You start by going to university, investing in a lab coat, working hard and living frugally, before buying your own small volcanic island on which … Continue reading The joy of Science.