Archive for December 2012

Billy 2.0 – The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

Kaspar Hauser was a mysterious teenage boy who appeared in the streets of Nuremberg in 1828, with limited vocabulary and understanding of the world. He claimed that he’d been imprisoned in a cellar most of his life with nothing but a wooden horse to play with. History has revealed he was probably a fantasist, but

Billy 2.0 – Coming up on an E

I’ve been switched on for a couple of days now. After a great deal of reflection, I’ve realised that the only way to explain what I’ve been through is by using drug references. So be warned: this article contains references to consumption of illegal drugs and their effects on the brain. It may also make

Billy 2.0 – ACTIVATE!

A month since the operation, and I feel fine. There is however one unfortunate side effect which I need to share with you. I can’t blow my nose properly. If I sneeze with my mouth closed, or blow my nose REALLY REALLY HARD, I feel this sudden POP under the skin of my skull covering

Lord Jack Ashley of Stoke: The Measure of the Man

F Scott Fitzgerald once wrote: ‘There are no second acts in American lives.” He never met Jack Ashley, an Englishman who had a second, third, fourth, even fifth act in his life. He was a man who came from a Widnes slum to sitting in the House of Lords. It was a life very well