How Sociable Will I Be When I Die?

How Sociable Will I Be When I Die?

What happens to your online life when you drop off the perch? With so much interlinking, auto-sharing, auto-posting and re-tweeting I’m really wondering if I might just live on (socially speaking) for a few years without anyone noticing that I am actually quite dead. Perhaps I can plan for this eventuality by setting up some horribly clever automation that will have me bothering people from the grave and having a damn good chuckle at the joke from six-feet under. It wouldn’t take too much effort to link a few social media accounts and have them re-post to each other, ad infinitum, loop, loop, loop, laugh, laugh. With a WordPress blog,

The Wonderful Certainty of Death

The Wonderful Certainty of Death

The Wonderful Certainty of Death Death is so easy, so finite and pure, It has its own wonder and simple allure. Would it take seconds to pass through the gate? To eternal peace, far from life’s hate. I would imagine that once I had travelled this course, From a life taught to cherish, there may be remorse. But what would I miss, the pain of each day? Or the constant reminder that I’m just here to pay. Give me your money! The living shout out, Is this all that life is; I say, ”just about.” Money and greed, and anger and spite, Wouldn’t I rather and unending night. The mailbox

The Rear View Mirror

The Rear View Mirror

There comes a time in one’s life when you suddenly make a startling and altogether planet shaking discovery. One that will shape your mind for the rest of your living days and focus your thoughts on a new and as yet unplanned reality. This particular discovery came to me in a blinding flash at exactly the same moment that I was driving my car on a freeway and about to overtake a slow moving rust bucket from somewhere in Eastern Europe. It looked a bit heavy in the back, so I interrupted my instantaneous earth shattering thought for a moment to wonder if the slow moving rust bucket from Eastern

Taboo Topics

Taboo Topics

As a child I recall being told that there were certain topics of conversation that were considered taboo at the dinner table. These were of course the classic threesome of sex, religion and politics. This advice still holds true for me when I sit down to scribble out my blog posts. In addition to the classic three, I would add other taboo topics such as bus accidents, racism, mass drownings, nuclear accidents, Catholic priest gags, English cooking tips, Justin Bieber and anything to do with understanding women. There are of course other topics that require caution and I try to avoid any reference to relationship advice, sexually transmitted diseases, birth