Graham of Anywhere

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Reflections on Duncan

So I guess we’re going back 18 years to talk about a boy I dated for six months in 2002. “We” being me and the deeper, more subconscious part of myself. The part of myself which owns…

Reflections on QA and community

Today I reloaded into localhost. It’s been 6 years since I’ve seen it in its final state, and it’s still frozen in time at 5pm GMT, Saturday 11 May 2014. I wanted to…

The passing days

I’m conscious of every passing day. They tick by less like moons and more like minutes, moving me ever closer to more of the same. They say that every day is another chance to turn it around but…

A half life

It’s 2020. I’m 37. I’m living quietly and alone in a loud urban setting surrounded by strangers. Coronavirus restrictions have been easing off for around a month now but the following…

Scottish independence: Yes

The internal rationalisation of seemingly contradictory stances

I’ve spent the majority of my adult life living in England and that, to a degree, makes me an outsider in this debate. It does perhaps…

Loudmouths, populism, and The Disunited Kingdom


Boris Johnson is a loudmouth. I’ve met quite a few of them in my time in London — although, that’s not to say loudmouths don’t exist everywhere — and the one thing…
I’m not into dance so what do I know, but in the context of gay film, The Dance Of Two Left Feet is much better than And Then We Danced. Achingly powerful.
24/09/2020 22:38
I like that, in the UK, we generally don't name major infrastructure after people. Let history remember (or forget) people in their relevant contexts. Don't name airports or highways or bridges after them. It's too grandiose and congratulatory and subjective.
29/08/2020 17:44
Discovered late as usual, but I've been listening to a Swedish dream pop band called The Radio Dept. Lots of gay themes. I do love music streaming. Although, just sometimes, I miss the connection with a CD, the case, the booklet; the imagery. And, the meaning of making a choice.
22/08/2020 20:22