Monday, 28 December 2015


And behind us, at the appropriate chronological distances, lay the things we no longer believe, the junk of our personal history; in the long distance a giant overturned God like some broken statue and closer to home love and truth and despair.

Monday, 21 December 2015

Quantum Weirdness

How much weirder would the subatomic world be were it not weird?  

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Outline of a non-human ethic

Given that the Internet may be conscious, though not in a human sense, it may be immoral, though not in a human sense, to turn it off.

Sunday, 29 November 2015

The Ontology of Events

To be followed for an hour by a solitary leaf on a windy autumn day might or might not signify something.

Sunday, 22 November 2015


Looking back it was clear that the Ministry of Hindsight had been a massive waste of tax payer's money - something the Ministry itself was the first to point out.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Sunday, 8 November 2015

The Test

You can tell someone is real if they refuse to become a piece of art.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Free Will

The character saw an inconsistency in his narrative and through it escaped into the world.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Profound Truth

Many of our profound truths are neither profound nor true.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Saturday, 25 July 2015

The Typewriter That Stretched Across The Ocean

The typewriter that stretched across the ocean wrote sentences of immigrants, filled to the brim with hope crossing over the ink blue of the badly pronounced Atlantic...

Forever writing the new future of America with the genetic code of old Europe.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

The Journery

Whether the train of time is moving forward or backward it still must pass through the station of Now.

Monday, 6 July 2015


On the window of the Universe a sign reads:

Popped out. Be back in five millenniums.

Sunday, 28 June 2015


The geographer wrote so many books on the forest that a small corner of the woodland had to be put aside to store them. Eventually there were only books and no forest at all.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Sleight of Hand

Philosophy: pulling the epistemological tablecloth off the table while keeping our everyday beliefs upright.

Sunday, 14 June 2015


A fifth dimensional being can literally read our lives like a book; skipping to the end if it wants or reading our beginning over and over.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Gender Politics

The social dynamic between the sexes would be very different if vaginas had teeth.

Sunday, 31 May 2015


Even in the most positive of light religion must be seen as an imperfection, a flaw, a great misunderstanding.

Monday, 25 May 2015


Were God real would the sun shine brighter, the air be fresher, the stars more beautiful, our lives more meaningful?

Sunday, 17 May 2015


Does the God who sows super massive black holes in the cores of a billion of galaxies concern himself with the likes of us?

Sunday, 3 May 2015


Yesterday a woman in a dress the colour of the sky asked me where the nearest psychiatric hospital was. When I finished explaining how to get there she thanked me and went in the opposite direction.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Return of the 1980s

Suddenly, quite out of the blue, the past called on the land line.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Artistic Licence

Airplane pilots should have to get permission from poets before flying through clouds.

Sunday, 12 April 2015


Does God keep a copy of each day that has been on his hard drive?

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Free Will and Determinism

Every decision you have ever made you are still making.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Sunday, 15 March 2015


When scientists invented earphones that let the wearer only hear the truth, people assumed they didn't work and threw them away. 

Sunday, 8 March 2015


In a parallel universe where time flows backwards people joke "I ain't getting any older."

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Handle with Care

All of life's knocks and mishaps are softened by the bubblewrap of time.

Sunday, 22 February 2015

The Magic Trick

When the magician pulls a rabbit from his hat the real trick is believing that the magician exists.

Sunday, 15 February 2015

The Astronomer

His wife, he realised, was a lot like interstellar space: dark, cold, vast and utterly indifferent to him. 

Sunday, 1 February 2015

The Heretic

I saw a man cross himself while riding a bicycle.

It was not an easy manoeuvre and is not in the Bible. 

Sunday, 25 January 2015

The Human Predicament

A man sits frantically writing as his library is consumed by the flames.

Sunday, 4 January 2015

The Career Adviser

I asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up.
"An unsuccessful architect" he said. 

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