My last blog post was written almost entirely on the number 24 bus. I began this one sitting on a bench in the freezing cold waiting for a building to open. That seems apt in a way, because I’m thinking about public spaces where we can sit and relax, away from our domestic or work… Continue reading Café culture
This blog post (or unpost) is being written on a bus. Although I have 12 embryonic posts in draft at the moment, I’m not inspired to write about any of those topics just now. So instead you’re going to get a stream-of-consciousness, unplanned update on what’s going through my head at the moment. Sorry! Although… Continue reading Unpost (live)
People always seem to assume other people are ‘normal’ (i.e. like them). Here’s a random list of five ways I’ve been assumed normal. 1. ‘Hope the roads are clear!’ I told at least a dozen people we were going to Inverness for Christmas, and without exception, they expressed concern that the A9 (the main road… Continue reading Assumed normal
Extroverts are ‘energised’ by company, while introverts are ‘energised’ by time spent alone. Or so a little pop psychology would have us believe. But if that were the whole story, wouldn’t introverts like me just avoid other people altogether? I do find social situations extremely awkward and tend to shun parties and other such gatherings… Continue reading Alone
Obviously, I’m writing a blog post. More specifically, the first post on this blog. More specifically still, the first blog post I’ve ever written, on my first ever blog – despite having had all kinds of ideas for blogs, and blog posts, over the years! This first post is almost inevitably a bit meta. It’s… Continue reading What am I doing here?