Dave: A Prayer. Or, The Tragedy Of (Steven) King Fear.

  This post is about the best friend I ever had.  That and fear.  We’re not mates anymore because he doesn’t want to know and I don’t really blame him.  It’s also about the usual sorts of things I write about: being confused; being stupid; not knowing how to put things right; not knowing how…

Nicola: Bleu. Or, Land Of 000 Chances.

   “And the lion will lie down with the lamb, but the lamb won’t get much sleep…”  Woody Allen. I’m not a believer in fate, but nor am I entirely convinced that, for most of us, free will also is limitless.  I think the ideas that we live in a meritocracy and that hard work will reap dividends…

Poor Sharona. Or, No More Heroes.

“When you are not on your pedestal you are not interesting.” Oscar Wilde, De Profundis “If you’re put on a pedestal, you’re supposed to behave yourself like a pedestal type of person. Pedestals actually have a limited circumference. Not much room to move around.”  Margaret Atwood Accepting compliments can be hard.  I’m always quite impressed…