Category Archives: Language and Words


A Mazy Road

(Content Warning: Discusses Dementia) “Before the Roman came to Rye or out to Severn strode,The rolling English drunkard made the rolling English road.” This week I recited poetry with an old guy that I work with. He’s been sharp as anything ever since. This is the old guy who occaisionally thinks I’m his daughter. Which, … Read More


Intimacy and Sex and All That Jazz

(Content Warning: This is one hell of a waffly self-indulgent ramble) Someone pointed out that the way I used the word ‘intimacy’ the other day was not really reflective of what I actually think intimacy is. An entirely accurate point but trapped as I am expressing myself within the structure of a shared language I … Read More






Stressful New Year

The worst thing about this Christmas and New Year period has been the absence of my Jellicle Cat. The Imp and family needed her and so we planned it all out. Then of course my Dad got sicker and The Princess demanded a family Christmas. The Jellicle came for a day and did some baking … Read More



Different XP

In roleplaying XP is shorthand for Experience Points. They’re points that you get for doing things in the game and that you can spend on making your character better at things. Had a conversation today about the way being born into a capitalist society is like being dropped into a game in which money is … Read More