I Don’t Trust Mathematicians

  I've always had what I felt was a sensible mistrust of people who can order the world into 'correct' and 'incorrect'. To me, that is the way of the extremist: "difference is bad, my way is good, kill those who oppose". As such, I am wary of¬†mathematicians - or as I like to call …

Love In A Time of Cacophony

London, 1940. The wail of air-raid sirens signals another attack by the Luftwaffe. The screaming noise is punctuated by the dull percussive thud of bombs. Just on the edge of hearing the angry bee-swarm-hum of propeller engines provide a droning bass note; ceaselessly framing the other sounds in hateful monotone. Nights are spent lying in …

Fatherly Advice

Bacon. It exists to celebrate certain days like Father's day. Offered up as a delicious porcine sacrifice to the great god of fatherhood. Mother's day is a bit more granola and croissant based, which is fine in its way. But it isn't a bit of pig lovingly and greasily slapped on a plate with extra …

A One Year Old Boy

The boy turned one this weekend. One whole year in which we managed to not kill and/or seriously wound our offspring. As he grows older he becomes ever his own person, growing and showing hints of the man he will one day become. That man will, based on current indicators, be a psychotic being of …

Love

    When I proposed to my now wife I did so, as is traditional, with a diamond ring. It wasn't a very large diamond, but it was as big as I could afford. It did, however, have a couple of things going for it. Firstly, it had a GIA certificate which proved that it …

Baby Led Weaning

I'm not really a fan of hard work, it troubles me on a deeply personal level. So it was with some trepidation that I was looking at information on how to wean a child. It seems that there are an astronomical number of ways which are recommended to move your baby on to solid food, …