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My micro life: 6:24pm, 10 May 2013

My daughter has brought home a school reader called Mum At Work — an admirable documentary piece which is pleasingly recognisable to us, featuring as it does a main character who works hard, solves problems, and has the rightful respect of her colleagues.

I now feel obliged to write a companion volume, Dad Writes Books At Home — less a documentary, more in the manner of an exposé, featuring as it does a main character who deletes and retypes the same sentence all day, often in his underpants, and who is mental.

My micro life: 4:02pm, 18 July 2012

I’m at that special age where I’m still young enough to sense when I’m exhibiting bum crack, but just old enough not to worry much about concealing it.

My micro life: 5:42pm, 7 January 2011

I keep going to put my phone in my pocket, but I have no pocket, because I’m wearing no pants.

My micro life: 7:09pm, 11 November 2009

Measuring my progress as a dad by my increasing willingness (nay, enthusiasm) to venture outside wearing only my underpants.

My micro life: 9:21am, 30 July 2009

When delivery men bring me parcels I am invariably in my dressing gown. I can’t help feeling bad about that.

Found object: 6:26pm, 25 April 2009

“Computers. How they were invented – how they work – what they can do, both now and in an exciting future.”

I wonder if K. N. Dodd Ph.D predicted that computers in his “exciting future” would mainly be used for looking at people in various stages of undress, grammatically-challenged cats, and grammatically-challenged cats with clothes on.

(Martin Isaac)

My micro life: 5:27pm, 16 October 2008

Accusing look from bathrobed woman doing tai chi in her courtyard makes me wonder if the windows at the office really are tinted.