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January 30, 2019 - 21:53 -- Admin

So, I have a calendar entry for a phone hook up with Melbourne University Press on Feb 11 to discuss a book I was going to do with them, The City and the Tribe, a sort of Leviathan-like study of tribalism and modernity. I'm not sure that meeting is even going ahead now, since the entire board of MUP and the head publisher, Louise Adler, resigned today.

Under the knife

January 25, 2019 - 14:14 -- Admin

Not much work done today. I went into surgery this morning to have a bunch of BCCs cut out of my back and chest. Seven in all, although some weren't deep enough to warrant the full Jack the Ripper treatment so they got burned into craters with lasers or some shit.

Anyway, I've got an afternoon of codeine and beer ahead of me, I reckon, which almost makes it all worthwhile. I might even catch up on my Netflix stack.

Eating in Vietnam

January 23, 2019 - 15:31 -- Admin

Last time I was in Hanoi, it was for work and somebody else was picking up my tab. Apart from a few business lunches, I mostly just ate at my hotel, the fabulous Metropole. (It was French Cheese Week. Don't you judge me).

Back from the Nam

January 21, 2019 - 18:46 -- Admin

We spent a couple of weeks in Vietnam, flying out on New Year's Eve (when the price of airfares falls away for some reason) and returning about a week ago. Mostly we hung out in Hanoi, which is a crazy, crowded, joyous mess of a city that I'd happily return to next week.