Dr Henry Gee, Nature Futures Editor

ETA. 29 Jan – got some hostile feedback indicating I’d glossed over the content of the original tweet. Fair point: have edited the first para to include more detail. ETA. 24 Jan – the invective surrounding Dr Gee from the scientific community has now reached the point of being beyond ridiculous. Since his one commentContinue reading “Dr Henry Gee, Nature Futures Editor”

In Defence of Mental Weakness

…inspired by reading a ridiculous article originally posted in Lifehacker and then in Forbes Magazine entitled 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do. Triskadekophobic behaviour is presumably not on the list. What is on the list is the usual bullshit – excuse me, but there is no polite word for it – I’ve made itContinue reading “In Defence of Mental Weakness”

I Am Good Enough, And So Are You

This heading is so important, I need to repeat it. I am good enough. And you are good enough too. And anyone in your life who undermines that belief is someone you need to put space between. Listen: if you seriously want to be a writer, or are pursuing that dream right now, you willContinue reading “I Am Good Enough, And So Are You”

“The Past is Never Dead. It’s Not Even Past”

The above is a quote by William Faulkner. It’s very relevant. I have a novel on the theme of the white feather of cowardice coming out next year, so was interested to see the below which a colleague of mine brought to my attention. For those having problems reading the prose, it says: “This traditionalContinue reading ““The Past is Never Dead. It’s Not Even Past””