Category: ideas


I read all kinds of books – why? Because I like to find things out. Would I have hunted this book out or even picked it up in the normal course of things? No, probably not. The way it came Read more…


From one book of essays to another; from one book which I found essential to another which I found to be the total opposite, and it pains to me say that. I like David Mamet – I like his films Read more…


When you read a book of essays you are hoping to get an insight into the subjects under discussion that you may not have arrived at by yourself; or you are looking for an opinion on something that you are Read more…


Directed by: M Night Shyamalan. Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo. Rated: R. Running Time: 91 Mins. This is a short film but by the end of it I felt robbed of every second I wasted on it. I Read more…


My good friend R. Monaleza has just released the second book in a poetic trilogy that carries on the journey of self-discovery that she embarked on with ‘Manifesto Of A Menopausal Woman’ and will be continued in ‘Unbound’ (due for Read more…


I have to admit to knowing very little about the real Helen Keller, but she is one of those people whose names floats around the ether and is known even if you don’t know exactly what she is famous for. Read more…


I wanted to celebrate the books which I have in my William Burroughs collection so I found this site and hunted down all the covers of the books I actually own. Someone on a forum recently asked who rewired my Read more…


Warren Ellis asks questions a lot — he wonders what shape the future might take sometimes: the future of science fiction; the future of the internet and its content. In answer to a piece called The Patchwork Years, which looked Read more…


I have always had a somewhat problematic relationship with the bible, and therefore I have always had a somewhat awkward relationship with those who live their lives by it. I was born into fertile ground as far as having religious Read more…


Do you ever wonder about your qualification to speak about something? If you find yourself wanting does that make you reconsider opening your mouth to let loose what may be that most dangerous of traps, an uninformed opinion? I know Read more…