The “change” that (trade) publishing as an industry needs is coming along more slowly than many observers and commentators thought. As policy, platforms and technology continue to zip through iteration after iteration with mesmerizing speed, the cultural issues with parts of the industry seem to keep dragging, with the odd exception. The deeper structural problems,Continue reading “Slow by Design”
A new Manics album, then, and the metronomic tick of time. It brings with it not so much an album as a set of memories and touchstones, a gallery of images, slogan-daubed jeans and beery gigs, of making it my own way, finding out what that way was, who was part of it. I haven’tContinue reading ““It Couldn’t Last Without The Hurt””
I haven’t really kept up this blog, and I write this from the vantage point of a holiday being just back from holiday. It does seem to me that changing location as much as anything else stirs the will to write. I continue to journal, but very infrequently. Any kind of creative output is fairlyContinue reading “Incremental Update”
I came across this article today in the Guardian, entitled Brain fog: how trauma, uncertainty and isolation have affected our minds and memory and aside from the newspaper’s annoying house style that eschews capitalization seemingly at random, it offered a lightbulb moment. I urge people to read it, especially if they are wondering what hasContinue reading “Of Course Freud Had a Word For It”
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