Three Weeks

  • June 09, 2017 Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues: Three Weeks Vol. 37

    Hello assorted darlings! I haven't even come close to absorbing the recent election results, so let's revert to the usual faff.

  • May 19, 2017 Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues: Three Weeks Vol. 36

    Annyeong haseyo! (That's the Korean equivalent of ciao). During my trip I discovered the joys of Korean cinemas: couples-only couches for cuddling, Hello Kitty popcorn sets which come with free gifts,...

  • April 28, 2017 Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues: Three Weeks, Vol. 35

    I love stairs. I love climbing them, I love them as a neat little metaphor for achieving things and making progress, I think Step By Step is the finest New Kids on the Block song ("...gonna get to you...

  • April 07, 2017 Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues: Three Weeks, Vol.34

    Hello! Do you remember your first library? Remember the sight of so many books within your reach, and the dawning realisation of how long it would take to read them all? As a kid with an overabundance...

  • March 17, 2017 Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues: Three Weeks, Vol. 33

    Here's what I understand about prime numbers: You can easily take two really sizable ones and multiply them by each other to make one even bigger number, which is what many encryption systems do on th...

  • February 24, 2017 Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues: Three Weeks, Vol. 32

    On the edge of the Thames is St. Thomas' Hospital, and inside it there's a machine which records the speed of feeling. It's operated by the nicest man in the world, who stuck tiny circuits on my hands...

  • February 03, 2017 Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues: Three Weeks, Vol. 31

    At a First Aid workshop this week, I learned that during CPR compressions, it's better to go too hard than too soft. What if you break a rib? people asked; the trainer said, you probably will, but you...

  • January 13, 2017 Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues: Three Weeks, Vol. 30

    One of my favourite times of year is 'twixtmas, that hazy, in-between span of days marked out by leftovers and sleep-ins that starts from Boxing Day up until New Year's Eve. I even enjoyed working it ...

  • December 16, 2016 Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues: Three Weeks, Vol. 29

    This month I want to testify on behalf of soft things. Last week I was given a scarf with a label that boasted SOFTER FEEL. Initially I was skeptical; it was a pretty colour, but how much extra softne...

  • November 25, 2016 Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues: Three Weeks, Vol. 28

    At the start of this year I decided to work on improving my balance. That's literal balance, not figurative. I have always been unsteady, a kid who fell into every puddle, someone with a doubtful rela...