On a Relatable Problem for a Man of the People: How to Alienate Everyone You Know – Particularly Those of a Parental Disposition: A Tract (self published, in E-form) By Chudley Smythington-Smith-Smythe-Smith, Baronet

A Tract (self published, in E-form) By Chudley Smythington-Smith-Smythe-Smith The very worst crime imaginable happened tonight. Come with me on wings of fancy and picture this, dear reader: It’s Tuesday Night, and you’ve been out for a lovely evening somewhere, a trivia night or several cleansing ales with choice friends, perhaps a pub night orContinue reading “On a Relatable Problem for a Man of the People: How to Alienate Everyone You Know – Particularly Those of a Parental Disposition: A Tract (self published, in E-form) By Chudley Smythington-Smith-Smythe-Smith, Baronet”

Opportunism vs Selectivism

In conversation with my partner the other day, she asked me the simple question ‘what is your favourite chocolate bar?” I think I surprised both of us by not really having an answer. Well, not having a satisfying answer – my response was “I usually just get whatever’s on special.” It was true when IContinue reading “Opportunism vs Selectivism”

Why We Do What We Do

or: Self-Reflexive Hollywood Bullshit Here’s a question for you: why do you do the things that you do? And I’m not going to try to delve into the evolutionary biological roots of that. In one sense, there are answers to that question that are stultifyingly complex and yet also, ultimately useless. But when we haveContinue reading “Why We Do What We Do”

Where Everybody Knows Your name

This blog is written in front of a live studio audience I have been thinking recently about places, both primary and liminal, and their importance in our lives. This sort of thing is old hat to some – from what I understand, it’s all that architects talk about when they get together for a fewContinue reading “Where Everybody Knows Your name”