So on the 18th June 2022 my little brother, Daniel, married Helena: a wonderful woman who he met at Exeter University. I was asked to be best man, which was a great honour. Unfortunately Covid intervened and both Joe and I tested positive for it the day before it was due to take place. Thankfully, through the power of modern technology I was able to give the speech, albeit as a disembodied voice. And here it is!
I was reminded of this today, and I don’t come out of it too well if truth be told. Basically I’m a credulous fool. But I quite like the prose, which was done during A-Level English when studying Clive James’ “Unreliable Memoirs”. I think I captured the style and I should probably do more in it.
I was reminded this weekend of a rather marvellous day that took place back on Good Friday 2019 where I got to meet the marvellous Eurovision luminaries Nicki French and SuRie and a host of other wonderful people at the Retro Bar in London. This is me eulogising about it.
After the link is just some piece of old nonsense young Lee Binding and I wrote many years back. I came across it the other day and it made me chuckle so I thought I’d share it here.
Warning: fanboy-injokes lurk inside…
I have today removed from my website my essay “On the Use of Characteronyms in the Works of J.K. Rowling.”
I couldn’t condone any of her recent words regarding the lives of trans people and it has become increasingly uncomfortable for me to hear her double down on the issue and use what I see as increasingly weaselly-worded language to justify her stance.