Trompe-l’œil

In a second year project at drama school many years ago, I struggled with Jean Genet’s The Balcony*, a play so strange that my fellow drama students and I never actually worked out if it … Continue reading

Agent Provocateur

Even before the birth of our first child, my wife and I had agreed that gender stereotyping was something we wanted to actively resist and our position has not changed since. Time may prove our … Continue reading

Passion

It was shortly after the millennium that I first received an email from a company called OB10, an electronic invoicing firm. It explained in nauseating detail how brilliant they were but as I had no … Continue reading

Online Status

Since the 1990’s I have remained utterly captivated by John Thaw’s character from the television series Inspector Morse. Naturally flawed, aware of it but seemingly powerless to change, he was the opposite of all the heroes … Continue reading

Field of Dreams

October 8th saw the publication of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change which delivered the most significant warning about the effects of climate change in the last twenty years. Less than … Continue reading