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You’re an Asshole!

Hi everyone, Asshole Astrology is my faux horocscope column where I pretend to provide ‘horoscopes for horrible people.’ It doesn’t…

Welcome to Chapter 23

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Boiled Lobster [Medium]

Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash I didn’t realise You were there until I saw you snatch and Snap your grubby claw. Your…

What’s Your Story? [Medium]

Photo by Matt Collamer on Unsplash Many people know I’ve done a lot of work for charities and that homelessness is an issue…

My Corona [Substack]

  Photo by Jake Bradley on Unsplash American friends asked me to write a few words about my experience of the coronavirus crisis.…

Does The Size Matter? [Medium]

Photo by Charles 🇵🇭 on Unsplash Never mind the length, feel the width Some stories are short. Some stories are long. Some stories…

Chapter 23 – July 2020

Hi! Welcome to Chapter 23. Become evil. Rule the world. Maybe drink tea first and sit down for a bit.…

They Call Me Mister James! [Medium]

  ADVENTURE TIME and all related character and elements are trademarks of and © Cartoon Network Finn: Dude, James is kind of, uh, goofy.…

Welcome to Sarcasm [Medium]

Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash “I provide much needed sarcasm.” — Anya (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) Sarcasm is my raison d’etre. If…

Chapter 23 – June 2020

Hi! Welcome to Chapter 23. Become evil. Rule the world. Maybe drink tea first and sit down for a bit.…

Chapter 23 – May 2020

Hi! Welcome to Chapter 23. Become evil. Rule the world. Maybe drink tea first and sit down for a bit.…

What is good communication? [Medium]

Photo by Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash The question “What is good communication?” means nothing without context. Who’s talking, who to, and what are…

Chapter 23 – April 2020

Hi! Welcome to Chapter 23. Become evil. Rule the world. Maybe drink tea first and sit down for a bit.…

To blog or not to blog [Medium]

  Photo by Mathew MacQuarrie on Unsplash To blog, or not to blog: that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind…

Chapter 23 – March 2020

Hi! Welcome to Chapter 23. Become evil. Rule the world. Maybe drink tea first and sit down for a bit.…

Rule of Thumb [Medium]

  Photo by Kyle Glenn on Unsplash These are some of my #ruleofthumb rules of thumb. Tell me yours. James Garside @jamesgarside_ #ruleofthumb:…

Why do you write? [Medium]

  Photo by Florian Klauer on Unsplash When asked what I write, I usually grunt and say, “words”, before making a hasty retreat.…

graffiti living [Medium]

  Photo by Patrick Tomasso on Unsplash I get a lot of people visiting my blog in search of graffiti, but it’s really…

Story Bowls [Medium]

Photo by Biel Morro What shape is a story? Make that shape with your hands. Did you make a circle, a…

Bibliomancy [Medium]

Photo by Gaelle Marcel Groucho Marx once said, “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a…

Ask Me Anything

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I’ve launched a Patreon campaign to support my writing. April fools Day marks the official start. They say that you should…