Saturday 17 February 2024

Hugo Awards Need an Overhaul

Wow. The Hugo Awards are trash. I hadn't heard anything about this, but I follow this author as I'm reading their book at the moment. Jaw hit the floor. How can people like that be allowed to judge anyone's work? That's truly horrific - both their politically oppressive stance and their inability to spell the author's name. 

Saturday 27 January 2024

Toki Pona

The smallest language in the world... and utterly fascinating. Reminds me a bit of Talc Alf in the way one sign or symbol can represent so many things. Official Toki Pona site.

Monday 1 January 2024

Oath, Boast, Toast 2024

For the past couple of years, my annual Oath, Boast and Toast has moved over to YouTube. Let me know if you've made any resolutions in the comments below.


Wednesday 27 December 2023

Christmas in Kigali

I did a Christmas. Went to a Christmas market in Kigali, present opening, and then over to a friend's place for eggnog and nosh. Hope everyone is having a thoroughly festive time!

Saturday 9 December 2023



I really love this YouTube channel, RobWords. Some fascinating stuff on there.

Thursday 7 December 2023

Farewell Benjamin Zephaniah

Liverpool Baltic Triangle


So sad to hear of the passing of Benjamin Zephaniah. I grew up with his poetry. I even put his poem According to my Mood on the syllabus with undergrads here in Kigali, to who how much fun you can have with words. Don't Happy, Be Worried never failed to put a smile on my face. A wonderful wordsmith and very much enjoyed seeing him on Peaky Blinders. Thanks for all the poems Dr Zephaniah.