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I Want Warp Drive

I mean… who doesn’t want warp drive? Alas, this is not a conversation about Star Trek, although footnote: I’m really enjoying Discovery.  And I’m not even a Trekkie.  But given how much it’s lifted from Battlestar Galactica and the Expanse in terms of both vibe and values, I guess it makes sense that I’m cheering.  […]

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That Thing Called ‘Work-Life Balance’

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! MWHAHAHAHAHA!! ‘Work-life balance’ mwhahahahaha! And breathe… breathe…. In 2017 I made the decision to step back a little bit from theatre.  This isn’t actually quitting, though I’ve toyed with the idea; I’m still taking jobs that are groovy and interesting, but I’m taking waaaaay fewer of them and trying to get my head in […]

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Shafted by the Few

Are you that wanker who keeps stealing LX tape from venues where you work? Are you just like ‘well I’ve done a 12 hour shift, this is just a perk!’ Are you the twat who’s like ‘I’ll borrow the stage manager’s pencil, she won’t care if I don’t give it back, she’s got 10,000 pencils.’ […]

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Never Say Sorry For Being Nice

Have I told you about writers? Needly, anxious, insecure, badly paid, desperate to be informed that they’re wonderful – writers make actors look almost normal, and I say this as someone who has spent far too much time in contact with both. Alone at their keyboards, writers spend a significant amount of their time pining […]

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In Moderate Praise of… the Defenders

My partner’s mother was over to visit, but that was not going to interrupt the sacred duty of watching The Defenders when it was released on August 18th.  Come that Friday evening, out came the pizza, down when our backsides and binging commenced. Some context. Defenders is the long-awaited team-up of Marvel’s Netflix heroes, Jessica […]

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Dear Marching Historians

Dear People Who March To Protect Our History, I’m sorry to hear that some of you have been caught up with a bad crowd.  The President of the USA himself has made it clear – as well as the white supremacists and KKK, there were good people marching to honour the history of the Confederacy […]

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What the Actual Incontinence?!

So let’s talk incontinence pads. Without wanting to beat about the bush: old age can suck.  I mean, it can also be awesome, but physically it can sometimes suck, and yes, when you’re in your 90s sometimes bits leak and it’s all horrid and under such circumstances you assign a younger person with a grasp […]

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Translating Yoga

My body is achy and stiff.  Some of this is too much time sitting at a computer.  Some of it is lifting lights.  Some of it is a side-effect of swimming and escrima without stretching (oops).  Some of it is… shudder… just getting a wee bit older. Consequently, I’ve been doing some yoga. I resisted […]

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Liberals! Do Better!

Dear Fluffy Left-Wing Liberals, We are of the same clan.  We are inclined to believe evidence which suggests that rehabilitation trumps retaliation, that investment in public services offers stability and equality, that the individual right to choose is the basis of a strong, tolerant society in which equality reigns, and that multiculturalism is a gift […]

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A Long Election

This blog has been irregular for a while. Basically since from the general election, when I rashly thought it might be kinda groovy to get all involved. And boy… was it an experience.  There’s masses to say, but not world enough or time.  I learnt a lot.  Some thoughts, in no particular order…. You want […]

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Liebes Deutschland

There’s nothing quite as groovy as being invited to visit far-flung lands and conventions to burble about books.  In the last few years, I’ve been made welcome and treated like a princess by book-lovers in Estonia, Spain and Poland, and from the past a few other countries besides. There are few things that make a […]

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Say whaaaaattttt??

Good news, world!  For the last 6 weeks I’ve been helping out on a political campaign, and as a result, my blog hasn’t been inundated with me mouthing off about that stuff, ‘cos I’ve been knackered.  Properly knackered. Bad news, world! Theresa May has promised to scrap human rights in the UK! That should give […]

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