Tag: london

  • Words on Walford: Week of 24 – 28 February 2020

    The week after an epic stunt like what I call “Boat Week” – that is, the 35th anniversary episodes – is always a bit of a comedown. It’s like getting back from a long holiday, when your mind is still firmly on the sun and sand but you’re back in your drab, fluorescently lit office. […]

  • Fuck 2014. Let’s Raise a Glass to 2015!

    My mate Jim tweeted about a tradition he has of opening the door to show the old year out and show the new year in. I like this. I’m happy to see the back of 2014, and excited to meet 2015. Look, this year fucking sucked. I entered it depressed, was sacked from a job […]

  • #ThatAwkwardMoment when you get your big break, then leave the country

    Dreams do come true. In case you missed it, I published my first piece at The Advocate last week. When I was in high school, I used to sneak and read it at Barnes and Noble every time I visited my parents in Ohio. Never in a million years did I think I would have […]

  • I’m baaaaaaack (and clearly have no pithy title)

    So you’re probably wondering where I’ve been. That’s understandable. Ever since last winter, this blog has experienced a silence so deafening even Madame Kovarian would squirm. Well, I’ve been busy. I started a new day job which, though still in mortgages, offers me less stress and more flexibility than ever did my last. I’ve been […]

  • Those Who Do Not Learn From History: I’m coming out (as depressed)

    Disclaimer: this is a deeply personal post in little to no way related to politics or media. If you don’t care about my personal life, I completely understand. I haven’t cared much about my personal life lately, either. I promise the witty, snide blogs about British culture and politics will return. I mean, I can’t […]

  • Chicago vs London: Round Two – Cityscape

    It’s tough loving two cities. My London followers get annoyed when I live-tweet Blackhawks games (Jonathan Toews is my pretend boyfriend, after all). My Chicago followers get annoyed when I live-tweet Question Time. I miss so much about London, including Sloane Square, the KR and Soho. But I know there are so many things about […]

  • Chicago vs London: Round 1 – Entertainment

    I first told my father I wanted to move to London when I was five. I last swore I would never live in Chicago when I was 25. Yet somehow, despite my best efforts, I’ve not properly lived in London, but have managed the Windy City for over two years. I’ve fallen in love with […]