Shame's Choice

It is Bloomsday once again, celebrating the day Ulysses is set: 16 June 1904. And in honour of the day I thought I’d share my recent experience of the Guinness ‘Surge’. It’s a method of supposedly giving a perfect pub Guinness by opening a can and sending soundwaves through the …

'The Future'

Uncle Lenny knows a lot about a lot. His vision of the future is chilling and prescient. They say that laughing Len writes 27 verses for every 4 he keeps. Well, whatever the little buddhist barmitzvah retreat boy does, it works: ‘Give me back my broken night my mirrored room, …

Max Moriarty

One of the nicest things Kentucky ever said to me was that I reminded him of Dean Moriarty in Kerouac’s On The Road: … the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything …