It has been several months since I posted anything, particularly anything that I devised myself and didn’t simply hijack from someone else (although I realize that the first method is the currently accepted source of most online creativity). But I have been reading a rather wonderful book by Stewart Lee, possibly my favourite comedian. He has a page on his web site entitled ‘help me die‘, which I find fabulous. Anyway, it’s an excellent book, and has given me a new appreciation for the finesse and subtlety that can go into a standup performance. It has also got me thinking, as so many good books do, about everything around me and how it works. I shall try to expound some of these thoughts presently. We now return to our regularly scheduled programming.