It is almost 93 years since Erich Maria Remarque’s memoir of the First World War appeared in the pages of the newspaper Vossische Zeitung. It emerged in book form a few months later – January 1929 – and was made into a movie the following year. An English translation was published by Putnam in March … More All quiet on the blogging front
I haven’t posted here for the past couple of weeks. Time to run my blog has been a bit sparse. Why? You’ll find out soon. Meanwhile have a guess as to what’s been going on. Have I been… Kidnapped by aliens from the planet Zorg. Founded a death metal band and got busy recording a … More Missing in action – a bit
WordPress reminded me that I’ve been blogging for ten years this week. I don’t know where the time has gone. It’s been a tumultous decade. In that time I have made some wonderful blogging friends, some of whom have been around since early in my blogging career, and who I’m still in contact with, including … More Ten years of blogging – and a big thank you to my readers
I’ve been writing this blog for nearly ten years – posting, typically, two or three times a week. I’ve kept it as the ‘free’ WordPress site (with advertisements they serve up) because I’ve been putting any money for online presence into my website. In those almost-ten years I’ve written on everything from writing to the … More An exciting direction – let me know what you think
Today I thought I’d mention something about the array of things that interest me. To me, everything I get interested in is part of an exploration of what is amazing and wonderful about the world around us. My interests include everything from trying to understand the human condition, through to physics, music, history – including … More A few things about me
I took the plunge a couple of weeks back and dived in to the new WordPress block-editor, which they’ve called Gutenberg, after Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg (1400 – 1468) who invented the printing press for the west. This post is written using the new system. I didn’t do this lightly. My main irritation … More Blocking out the WordPress future… and it’s Gutenberg
It seems incredible that we’re already nearly a week into 2019 already. Just 20 years ago I was trying to get over the fact that I had been partying like it was 1999. Where have the years between gone? Here’s that crossroads again. What have you got lined up for 2019? Any resolutions for the … More A few New Year anti-resolutions
I can’t quite believe it’s Christmas again. The years seem to flow like water. I hope you all have a wonderful festive season and enjoy a great holiday period. I’m taking a short break – though watch for the odd post to come over the holidays – and will be back full-strength in the new … More Season’s greetings for 2018
It’s eight years this week since I started blogging. It’s been a blast. I’ve been blown away by the scale of readership, which I never expected when I started. That’s been helped by the fact that my blog was ‘Freshly Pressed’ by WordPress.com in 2013, and was then hit by a ‘Redditlanche’ in 2015, which … More Eight years of blogging – let’s party!
Happy New Year. I can’t believe it’s 2018 already. May this year be kind to you and bring all happiness. What do you have lined up for the next twelve months? As for me? I have some ideas… Regular posts restart soon – get ready for more obscure English words, science, humour, history, more science, … More Happy New Year – 2018!