Note archive: January, 2021

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Sunday, January 31st, 2021

Friday, January 29th, 2021

I arrive at the bus station and immediately long to get away so I can miss the place again from the safety of some distance.

—Colin Walsh

Thursday, January 28th, 2021

Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

Reading The Stinging Fly Issue 43/Volume Two Winter 2020-21 — The Galway 2020 Edition edited by Lisa McInerney and Elaine Feeney.

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Thursday, January 21st, 2021

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Sunday, January 17th, 2021

Checked in at Queen's Park. Parklife! — with Jessica map

Checked in at Queen’s Park. Parklife! — with Jessica

Monday, January 11th, 2021

Working out of my living room means anyone on a video call with me can see that the Christmas tree is still up.

If someone mentions it, I ask if they’re with the Christmas Police (because if they are, they have to tell me—that’s the law).

Saturday, January 9th, 2021

Cynicism is a theory of everything.

—Rutger Bregman

Friday, January 8th, 2021

Thursday, January 7th, 2021

It’s like Boris Johnson’s government came up with the current mix of activities for Donald Trump:

Rule 1: You’re not allowed to post on Facebook or Instagram anymore.

Rule 2: You can still launch nuclear missiles.

I wonder how many of the white supremacists that stormed the Capitol building got their swag from Breitbart’s merchandising store, powered by @Shopify.

@Tobi, do you have any stats on that?

(Related: is attempting a coup “free speech”?)