Life experience · Pleasure Studies

On Xmas Traditions

As an Englishman abroad, Xmas can be a time of mixed feelings. Life in Austin is mostly wonderful, but it’s easy to feel maudlin about family and friends so far away. Although distance does mean there’s definitely less pressure on the present-buying front… Starting new traditions is basically a self-serving way of forming a holiday… Continue reading On Xmas Traditions

Lists · Pleasure Studies · The Reverend John Henry

Things that The Reverend John Henry Underfoot Loves

In a previous post, I listed the things that most strike fear into the heart of our little hero. Now, in these dark and uncertain times, I’ve decided to balance that out with a new list of things – those things that make The Rev’s day. His mommy Snacks Mealtimes Naps The rest of his… Continue reading Things that The Reverend John Henry Underfoot Loves

Movies · Opinion · Pleasure Studies · TV

A Nightmare on Elm Street: For the Kids

It turns out that I completely missed the 80s slasher-movie craze. I wasn’t even 10 years old when it started, and too busy watching Purple Rain to pay much attention to anything more grown-up (apparently). Eventually, I did see Halloween, but the other two of the holy trinity – Friday 13th and A Nightmare on… Continue reading A Nightmare on Elm Street: For the Kids