22 May 2011, Posted by Nick in News, Urban Worrier, 0 Comments

Sunday with Sally Magnusson


Somehow dragged myself out of bed at 5.30am today for a live interview at BBC Radio Scotland in Edinburgh on Sunday Morning with Sally Magnusson. Given the hour, Sally thankfully went a whole lot easier on me than all the politicians she grilled during the recent Scottish elections. In fact we meandered our way through a very convivial half hour of music and chat, touching on some of the more spiritual/personal aspects of Urban Worrier, including childhood faith, fatherhood, and that Read more [...]
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09 May 2011, Posted by Nick in Books, Journalism, 0 Comments

The Imperfectionists


I've just finished reading The Imperfectionists, by Tom Rachman, a tragicomic novel about eleven lives connected to one newspaper as print journalism enters its death-throes. Rachman, a former journalist himself, deservedly won rave reviews for this first work of fiction, which stirred in me emotions not commonly associated with the media: compassion, affection, gentle humour. It also made me quite nostalgic for my years on the staff of the Scotsman, which is suffering plungeing circulation figures Read more [...]
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28 Apr 2011, Posted by admin in Book Reviews, Books, Technology, 0 Comments

Competitive Meditation, Anyone?


Until recently I believed, in my nuanced, non-judgemental way, that every minute spent playing video games was another minute tragically leeched from more important things.

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