London Bound

Tate Britain I’m writing this on Sunday to post Monday as I’ll likely be in transit about this time; if all goes according to plan I ought to be on the Piccadilly Line heading to Russell Square and my swanky hotel. Hurrah for internet deals! Plans include seeing as many friends as I can, visiting…

Know-vember: Barry Leary

I should be in Dublin with Elena and Rod today, which is just as well considering my current guest here: Barry is shy. He’s also an artist. We may have been standing next to each other at the big Rothko exhibit at the Tate Modern a few years back, both gazing in rapt awe, but…

More Moore but Not Ruthlessly So

Saturday kicked off another trip to the Big Smoke with the aim of seeing Mr Moore and his compatriots re-imagine a journey through the English. Apropos, non? We took the train into Liverpool Street station and then stopped at Hamilton Hall for a pint and lunch with Ruth. I love burgers with slabs of real…

Double BitchBuzz: Tea and Fairy Tales

Busy week and I’m making good use of it! Two extra columns: Fox’s New Biscuit and Tea Tasting Guide “I prefer a nice cup of tea to sex.” – Boy GeorgeWhat could need less thought than your tea and biscuit? Kettle on, package open, insert in mouth. Well, Fox’s Biscuits wants you to reconsider everything…

Publication: Rothko Red

My flash fiction story, “Rothko Red”, is published in the current issue of the FinNALA Newsletter. The Finnish North American Literature Association also publishes the lit mag Kippis, where my story “The Kantele” appeared. There’s nothing Finnish about this story other than of course the author’s heritage. Well, perhaps the mood of melancholy could be…