Author Archives: chiller

Works

I’m in the lap of the gods. And we all know how the gods love it, when they have someone’s life wriggling helplessly in their lap. Today the final estimator waved me goodbye halfway through PMQs. I don’t want to … Continue reading

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Choices.

He says: all these things are choices. And I’m like: ok yeah, I know. And he’s like: No, I mean … you make the choice to do this thing differently in order to provoke or begin change.  And you understand … Continue reading

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Barbed wire fence.

So today a tiresome but common thing happened.  I just happened to spot someone I’ve known for years on twitter @-ing Corbyn in support of the group of transphobic women who’ve just (allegedly, lol) mass-quit Labour. And so I block … Continue reading

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The Year of Unthinkable Things.

I would imagine that – all things being equal – I’ll be living outside London for the first time in my life within the next three weeks. After that, things get a bit interesting. I won’t be taking broadband with … Continue reading

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If I wanted to talk about it I wouldn’t have written it down.

An audio version of this post is available here. — London is the love of my life. I have said this elsewhere, in other words in other years: I meant it. I cannot imagine loving a human being in the … Continue reading

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The Wonky Allotment

An audio version of this piece is available here. A few years ago I took an allotment. It was always a wildly ambitious –  perhaps even foolish – thing to do, given my health, but if there’s one thing I … Continue reading

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Perfect though

A few days ago, I woke up with a different head. It was not the one I’d gone to bed in. My old head wanted you (nonspecific you, you in general, you singular or plural, you-who-is-not-me) to notice me and … Continue reading

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