Fourth of July Creek

This is a book about living hard. About trying. About how trying sometimes isn’t enough. In this his novel from 2014 author Smith Henderson pulls no punches as he paints a portrait of America as a hive of contradictions. In it he explores concepts of freedom and of anarchy and of social responsibility. It is… Continue reading Fourth of July Creek

Night Boat to Tangier

There are all manner of Best of 2019 and Best of the Decade lists to sift through to find out what has been missed, and that’s how I came to read Kevin Barry’s Night Boat to Tangier. Getting to art through the medium of someone else telling you that is Very Good creates unfairly high… Continue reading Night Boat to Tangier

Sunday Morning Stuff 24/11

The news is a bit grim at the minute. I don’t think we should ignore it, but we don’t need to carry the weight that the tumultuous world throws on our shoulders all of the time. Sometimes we need to shrug it off and delve down deep into a blanket of stuff. So as we… Continue reading Sunday Morning Stuff 24/11

Sunday Morning Stuff 13/10

Chances are if you’re reading this I’m running the Great Eastern Run, so you best be giving me your best wishes or else there’ll be trouble. Whilst I’m out dying, how about you take a look at all the stuff that’s been keeping my sanity in check this week, or should I say the last… Continue reading Sunday Morning Stuff 13/10

Recovering Slow, Thinking Fast, and a Ring of Fire.

The Slow Road. I’ve been injured plenty of times in my relatively short running career and the one consistent thing across every niggle, every strain and pain and snap, is the frustration. I’ve probably never been in as good shape as I had been before I over-did it a month ago and sent myself hurdling… Continue reading Recovering Slow, Thinking Fast, and a Ring of Fire.

Sunday Morning Stuff 18/08

Here we are, Sunday morning. The coffee is brewed. The sun is shining. The birds are chirping. Work is awaiting. Fantastic. Really great. A Sunday however, is a Sunday, and on this seventh day I always take a look at all the new and old and new-old stuff that’s (mostly) been keeping me occupied through… Continue reading Sunday Morning Stuff 18/08

Sunday Morning Stuff 21/07

Another week, another Sunday Morning Stuff. But this time I’m actually here on a Sunday morning with a cup of coffee pre-long run writing this out as I always intended, a little Orville Peck on in the background. Very chill indeed. So let’s get right into it and take a little look at all the… Continue reading Sunday Morning Stuff 21/07