Deep Space John. Getting Deep. In Space.

Post 38

Posted on August 21, 2019

Once Kismet got in to the wild things started to snowball quite quickly. Claire’s dad actually offered to fund it, partly. What do you say to that? I said yes.

Was it a good idea? No.

Was it well thought out? No.

But then….

Post 37

Posted on May 15, 2019

Pull down your hats so you can only just peek out and see a segment of the world, no sky, no trees, nary a bush, just the ground, the next few steps, your immediate horizon.

Now imagine you’re in the dark, in a park, you have a head torch on. It casts an intense circle of light directly in front of you. The halo of light is your world and all you can hope is that the halo of light resolves itself in to something beyond ground, beyond mud and twigs, in to a pavement or a sidewalk or whatever you call it where you are.

Post 36

Posted on April 17, 2019

jar of spaceThe key question here is whether you can build a relationship in any meaningful sense on a bed of lies.

I would say just one lie but the fact is I had this one central lie, a sun, and then a swarm of little lies orbiting it – see what i did there, classic analogy.

I was off working on a non-existent app and pretending it was going well and explaining my absences with a series of smaller untruths, and then covering my tracks with smaller truths again. For example if you’re out at a coffee shop, drinking coffee and reading a book but you said you were in an office with a colleague you have to explain:

  • why you cannot fall asleep
  • why you managed to read a book so fast when you’d only started it two days ago
  • why you don’t have any cash the next morning
  • what you ate for dinner.

Post 35

Posted on January 29, 2019

As you may have gathered from my previous postings I’ve had some time to do some reading and the access required to read quite widely.

I’ve often thought that reading was the one thing that really indicated the sort of person I could likely get along with.

Post 34

Posted on December 11, 2018

Hi all, am still feeling a little worst for wear after the radiation poisoning and am not feeling overly creative today but I don’t want to leave you all hanging, especially as your correspondence continues to come in so today I will address some of that.

Post 33

Posted on October 10, 2018

Good news. The procedure worked. Mostly.

The official report back is that the current background levels of radiation are higher than they should be, but not lethal in the near future, and so whilst they work out how to secure the – what I now appreciate is – a nuclear reactor in the engine of this ship, I should get back to life as normal, and continue my treatments until they tell me to stop.

So am back on to my routine. Exercise, stare out the window, float a little, watch TV, watch movies, read, look after the ants, do chores, write these posts. I’ve checked, and I can actually start studying engineering based on the library here, which wouldn’t be a terrible idea.