I really want to love people

But some, as my friend Maggie put it the other day, “make it really fucking hard.”

I haven’t written on here for some time. For this, I’m sorry. But there’s so much hatred in the world at the moment (isn’t there always?) that it feels like we’re overflowing with it and I have to write about it or explode. Continue reading

Advertisements

NaNoWriMo, GollanczFest, writing, writing, writing

How does it always arrive so quickly? Every year, at the end of November, we think, wow, that’s it for another year. A year! And then December arrives, with all that comes with it, and then it’s new year and all that comes with that, and then we’re into February. By which time, one quarter of that twelve-month wait for the next NaNoWriMo is already over. Continue reading

Kung fu book launch, Muswell Hill

For some time, now, we at Fujian White Crane kung fu club have been eagerly anticipating the publication of a book by instructor Danil Mikhailov, called The History and Philosophy of Kung fu: An Introduction. Earlier in the year, Dave asked me if I would do Danil the favour of proofreading it, a task I, of course, eagerly took on. It would, in fact, be an honour.

Continue reading