[Whereby an extract from the diaries of what appears to be the World’s Dumbest Cat, is discovered, and shown to reveal hitherto un-plumbed depths of thought…]   Things that make you go “Hmm”   What are the humans doing with the poop they collect from my toilet each day?!  Cats would never go around stealing poop from other creatures. That’s gross! Humans are weird. Why are my humans always telling me to stop ripping up the carpet? Don’t they… Read more »

“Inferno” is the first part of Dante Alighieri’s epic poem, “The Divine Comedy” – parts two and three are “Purgatory” and “Paradise”.  Written around 1314 in Florence, “Inferno” describes Dante’s imaginary journey, accompanied by  the spirit of the Roman poet Virgil, through the nine circles of Hell. The poem describes the nature of the sinners in each circle, and the punishments they endure.  It is a incredible literary work, and is widely regarded as a brilliant allegorical interpretation of the politics of medieval Europe.The New… Read more »

Among life’s many imponderables, is the enduring mystery of the missing sock. We’ve all been there – loading the laundry, emptying the hamper, checking to make sure that you have not forgotten anything. BAM! Close the washing machine door, turn it on and whoosh! Sure enough, through the realms of space and time, at least one sock will disappear.  Never a pair. Just one. There are many theories as to why this occurs: some think that it is mere human error – you… Read more »

ACT I “The time has come,” The Walrus said, “To talk of many things. Of shoes and ships and sealing wax; of cabbages and kings…” “Yes, yes,” said The Carpenter impatiently, “But what if we could do something that would blow everyone’s mind?” Puzzled, The Walrus paused. “Like what?” “What if,” The Carpenter mused, “We could get together some of the greatest rock stars ever and get them to put on a show! That would certainly keep the oysters in line,… Read more »

During a recent visit to my psychiatrist (or rather his assistant – huh!) I was told that it might be helpful if I wrote down the things that trigger my anxiety and stress – thereby confronting and ultimately overcoming them. Thinking about it later, my first thought was that it would take up a lot of paper; and secondly, that it would make an interesting blog post – if only for the reason that it would give you, gentle reader, a peek into what goes on in my peculiar little mind…… Read more »