life

Ad Absurdum

A postscript to yesterday’s review on the subject of ‘serious’ SF. (I had written that piece hastily in a Jamie Oliver airport cafe balancing my laptop beside a badly heated poached egg which I didn’t have time to send back again; no wonder he went broke.) ‘Ad Astra’ fell at the first hurdle here because […]

Edith Piaf Didn’t – Why Should You?

A palliative nurse called Bronnie Ware has written a book about her patients called ‘Top Five Regrets Of The Dying’, and of the things people regretted in their lives, intriguingly, being insulted by Simon Cowell on a talent show didn’t make the cut. It’s sobering and often heartbreaking reading. 1. I wish I’d had the […]