Nugatory. What a terribly nugatory word.

Nugatory. What a terribly nugatory word.

There's a letter going around on Twitter in which the philosopher A.C. Grayling talks about Brexit. I started reading it. Then I stopped reading it. Why? One word – nugatory. That's right. It just means 'useless'. I don't doubt the world's leading philosophers are...

Been sprucing up my website today

And it's about time. It's been about a year since I updated my static pages on this site. It's so nice to look back at all the projects I've worked on in the last year. All the great people I've worked with. Good times, y'all. mpc

Has Kim Kardashian ruined the word ’empowerment’?

Has Kim Kardashian ruined the word ’empowerment’?

'Empowerment' has evolved. And not for the better. What used to be a practical term describing positive change is now becoming an insincere, patronising buzzword. Kim Kardashian. Usually not someone I pay much attention to. A few weeks back she posted a quasi-nude...

Happy Valentine’s Day! (for tomorrow)

To mark the occasion, I've written a blog at Popup Weddings about getting married on Valentine's day. It's mostly about how to avoid cheesiness and clichés. mpc

New Popup Weddings blog

It's about whether or not you should take your kids on your honeymoon. mpc

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