On (not) writing King Lear

We've all seen it floating around, haven't we? Shakespeare wrote King Lear when sheltering from the plague. Newton discovered gravity when he was in lockdown. Therefore, we all *should* finally create that masterpiece we've always known we had in us but have just never had the time for. Horseshit. Same goes for all those people … Continue reading On (not) writing King Lear

These last months, they go up, they go down. I’m getting seasick.

It's fair to say I've had an eventful few months. Egypt - mostly wonderful, with elements of extreme difficulty, but I must never forget that with the way things are going in the region, that may well be the last 'safe' time to visit. With what Daesh has done in Syria, I believe there's a … Continue reading These last months, they go up, they go down. I’m getting seasick.