Bill's Blog

Gathered in the same place for the first time, my various long-form musings on the world…

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In My Dressing Gown


The sky is clear except for some soft grey clouds beyond the hill



As I write the house is filling with the smells of cooking meat, yams, sprouts, gravy, and pumpkin pie. For today is Thanksgiving, an American holiday that I have celebrated for most of the last 10 years, thanks to having an American taking refuge amongst my group of friends. It’s...

Check Your Privilege


I am a straight, white, cis-gendered, middle-class man. I have studied abroad, never gone hungry, always had a roof over my head, never had to hide who I love. I have been lucky time and again throughout my life. In short, I am one privileged guy.

On being bad at this


We’re into the final week of NaBloWriMo and I am struggling. I feel like I need time to recharge my brain, to actually be able to think and cogitate about things before I write about them. I’ve barely had the time to edit some recent posts. I don’t know what...



Do you ever try to work when you’re completely tired? When you can feel that fuzziness in your head slowing you down, and making you sluggish. When it pervades your entire body, and your hands don’t obey your instructions quite correctly. When it’s all you can do to keep your...