Mulling over

Thoughts in progress

Allegiance: from painful history to musical brilliance

When Japan attacked Pearl Harbour in December 1941, The United States Government rounded up all Americans of Japanese descent into internment camps where they spent the rest of the war, … Continue reading

March 11, 2023 · Leave a comment

The Hobbit as a life guide

I recently reread The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien after reading it for the first time as a teenager. It was an interesting experience. Partly because reading a book … Continue reading

January 12, 2023 · Leave a comment

Being Fine

“I’m fine,” she said to the open space. After a moment, a faint swoosh of wind answered: “but are you?” They said that it is a concerning sign when the … Continue reading

November 30, 2022 · Leave a comment

Do/Team by Charlie Gladstone – review

Imagine this: you are starting to learn something new. Anything new, new subject, new job, new role. Your instructor asks “do you have any questions?” and you find yourself sitting … Continue reading

October 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

Coffee Cat – Short Story

He sat on the bins waiting for the cup. He already spotted him, that businessman with the suit and the briefcase. He was punctual like clockwork. Always getting off the … Continue reading

August 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

Single Awareness Day AKA Valentine’s Day: Before We Go

 colleague of mine used to call Valentine’s Day “Single Awareness Day”. For the single ones out there, Valentine’s Day, with its saccharine chocolates, teddy bears and red hearts is almost … Continue reading

February 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

“Safer Alone” – Interview with the writer, Amy Rose

I got to know her through a book club and so it is a pleasure to introduce you to the new, freshly minted author, Amy Rose! Her first novel, Safer … Continue reading

January 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

Spider-man: Far From Home – review

Marvel’s films has an uncanny ability to tap into the most relevant, most concerning trends and present them in a fun and not too thought-provoking way. It’s not a criticism, … Continue reading

July 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

A singularity of A Single Man

A Single Man (Christopher Isherwood, 1964) A Single Man is a story of a day in a life of George, an English Literature professor at a college in LA in … Continue reading

May 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

All Souls Trilogy – review

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” (Groucho Marx) The debates around the effects of … Continue reading

March 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

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