Dealing with a small health condition, I was recently led to wonder if I should make changes to my diet. Should I eat more vegetables? Should I eat…
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Hello, Obligatory shilling. This month I wrote for my Substack subscribers about Colin Wilson and consciousness, Jim Cornette conservatism, Lex…
I have no plans to ever leave Poland but if I do — which is far from impossible — I hope I won’t sit down and pen an op-ed laying out its good and bad…
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My mother died two years ago today, at the age of 59, as a result of cancer. It was terribly unfair for Mum to die of cancer. She never smoked a…
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Some readers might remember when the slur of choice among opponents of the governments of the US and the UK was “neocon”. Neoconservatives were an…
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I had the pleasure of meeting the excellent journalist and commentator Fred Skulthorp in Katowice this week. During our conversation we spoke about the…
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When I started university in London, as a troubled young progressive, our tutors took us to the British Museum as some kind of bonding exercise. It…
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When the papers started to report that Rishi Sunak was planning to extend maths teaching throughout secondary education I was very much amused. Bills…
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Who on Earth is Lex Fridman? I don’t know! I feel like I woke up one morning and was expected to have some kind of deep acquaintance with him — like the…
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My podcast tastes are niche. Joe Rogan? I stopped listening. I don’t have Spotify and somehow can’t be bothered to download it — even when I know it…
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December 2022

When I was a young teenager I wasted a lot of time and money reading the NME. It was the mid-noughties and British music journalists were wetting their…
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“People come up to me,” said the great stand-up comedian Emo Phillips, “And say, “Emo, do people really come up to you?”” I think about this joke…
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