Who’s Papa’s little Nietzschean?

I was a pre­co­cious brat. I’m sure that doesn’t need stating for most of you, but just in case some of you haven’t met me in person and there­fore couldn’t deduce it, I thought I’d make it clear. Today Mum told me that, aged four, Jehovah’s wit­nesses...

Passover

It’s Pesach – Pas­sover – the one Jewish fest­ival I’ve been pretty good about observing ever since I had a rev­el­a­tion playing a role­playing game by Craig Walker (), iron­ic­ally called Rev­el­a­tions 68:11 (or some­thing, I may have the...

Protected: Offensive parents

It begins already. I’m ser­i­ously uncom­fort­able. There was just a dis­cus­sion in our open-plan office between two par­ents of tod­dlers about how their two-year-olds are scared of Santa this year but they’re insisting on get­ting a photo. I made...

Chanukah, already

I didn’t write earlier about the weird­ness of seeing Cha­nukah things in the shops here. (Hmmm. I said I was going to run this journal with a Chicago Manual of Style until I got back from the US but I don’t have it with me. For now I’m...

The people of the Book vs the people of books

I really like this post from catvin­cent on reli­gion and The Book.  And I think I have a new .sig: “Those three Peoples of the Book are at war again… All three are reading their Book more lit­er­ally, less meta­phor­ic­ally. The pages on...