Steampunk Dreams and Future Proofing

January 18, 2017

Imagine a world where technology is very different to ours.

And so begins a premise which the average person has probably only glimpsed in silly season news stories about trends in costume wearing comic convention attendees, references to local bookshop Southcart Books or maybe the world of Wild Wild West that terrible star vehicle which nearly ran over Will Smith in 1999 or even The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (more diesel punk than steampunk apparently, but I’m no judge) that saw Sean Connery’s last screen appearance before retirement. I’ll just leave this here and you can roll your eyes at your leisure.

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Father to Son

April 7, 2012

(Warning – uncharacteristically serious stuff in this post)

I want to rant share some advice about relationships which I wish I’d heard at the right time. It would not have saved me heartache and I’m sure if I’d listened I would have gone on to make different interesting mistakes, but a recent conversation brought it home to me how deeply blessed I have been and continue to be. And in the end, it didn’t rest on me but on the grace of others. Read the rest of this entry »