With 'meanwhile' articles dating back to 1997, this is the place where you stand the best chance of finding something from a dusty yesterday. However, sadly not all 'meanwhile's' are here. Due to a computer problem around 50 of my earliest 'meanwhile's' were lost, never to be retrieved again.
Note: All dates appear in day-month-year (UK) format.
-- 2007 --
15.12.07 - Thank you and goodnight Bidding a fond farewell to 'Meanwhile.'
03.11.07 - The point of no return What makes people leap to their deaths?
24.08.07 - Two wrongs Is it really civilized to execute people?
07.07.07 - The perfect day All the numbers were aligned correctly.
21.05.07 - Let's get this straight Is being gay an illness?
17.04.07 - Where is the war on gun crime? Guns DO kill people.
02.01.07 - The future isn't what it used to be A new year begins!
-- 2006 --
14.11.06 - In God's house When it comes to church, I'm a round peg in a square hole.
31.08.06 - Tomorrow's world Why aren't all parents mad crazy environmentalists?
31.07.06 - Baby on board A car window sticker that tells us more than it says.
06.06.06 - Assalamualaikum Is our distrust of Islam born out of our ignorance of it?
04.04.06 - Bleeding heart liberal? History remembers what today has forgotten.
05.02.06 - Not exactly GQ When bubbles turn bad.
08.01.06 - Shall we play a game? Do we somehow have the need to fear an enemy?
-- 2005 --
26.10.05 - 2000 Dead As the death toll in Iraq rises I wonder, is it worth it?
14.09.05 - Strange Brew It's beer, just beer with a strange name.
05.09.05 - A question of nature Is it right to ask tough questions in the wake of a disaster?
20.05.05 - Weapons of mass destruction Examining gun ownership in the USA.
12.05.05 - Just for the taste of it Is Coca-Cola guilty of corporate abuse in India?
22.03.05 - Murder by numbers Does owning a gun make you safer?
21.01.05 - So long Granddad Saying farewell and remembering my Granddad.
-- 2004 --
24.12.04 - Menthol cigars Menthol cigars! Who are we kidding?
22.12.04 - Nice shoes It's all about naked ladies and beer!
21.12.04 - Long hours little pay It's a hard life being a busker in the cold.
03.12.04 - Save me from the saved Is heaven is going to be anything like church?
01.12.04 - Every spouse must go! How comes the clock only "ticks" for single people?
23.11.04 - Happy to be a dead man Is it really a good idea to try and wake the dead?
17.11.04 - Black charities Some people just don't get it.
31.10.04 - This cold October day Far from the throng of city life the sun is setting.
29.10.04 - God's President Does God care who runs the richest country in the world?
14.10.04 - God created nudity Despite religion, we're still born naked.
19.10.04 - A much updated ruin Looking at fame with Nick Drake in mind.
14.10.04 - God created nudity When did skin become so offensive?
29.06.04 - The long way home I'd always wanted a convertible, and now I have one!
02.05.04 - Sunday's in no hurry I'm not asleep, but I am not quite awake yet.
15.01.04 - I don't do text Plse dnt let txt spk be the evolutn of the wrttn wrd.
15.01.04 - I dnt do txt A version of the above article written in text message shorthand.
01.01.04 - The beauty of a storm Where pages don't confuse us.
-- 2003 --
30.12.03 - Atomic Cafe Sipping
steamers as a cold December night draws in.
09.11.03 - Tambourine Dream Time
to gracefully retire all dreams of being a rock star.
14.09.03 - Who could see
heaven Summer's encore leads to a spontaneous diversion.
24.08.03 - Bla bla bla Everyone
has a point at which they just glaze over.
18.08.03 - Ikea generation
It can't be normal to get this excited about a new lounge.
11.05.03 - Waving at planes Am
I the only 'grown up' who still waves at planes?
20.04.03 - Promises Is it really
possible to make a life long promise?
27.03.03 - Missing in
action Has the truth become a face among imposters?
14.03.03 - Friday's song
Medical science has some terrible limitations.
12.03.03 - Tickets please
Finding inspiration on the 16:34 to Liverpool.
03.03.03 - The royal treatment
A trip to The Liverpool Palace cut short.
16.02.03 - No news
If there is only bad news is it irresponsible not to be interested?
01.02.03 - Safely home The
space Shuttle Columbia is lost on its homeward journey.
26.01.03 - A bridge of stars One
more gadget isn't going to fulfill me is it.
01.01.03 - One such moment Some
moments can last forever.
-- 2002 --
29.12.02 - Red Cloud Road
Memories of a Greyhound bus ride.
- Viewing pleasure
It's an old truth that there simply is too much stuff on TV.
11.09.02 - September 11th
Coming to terms with the events of September 11th 2001.
24.08.02 - Chicken or beef
The joys of coach class.
19.08.02 - California
A lot has happened in ten years.
02.08.02 - On a bus to Seattle
My trend of writing on while in transit continues.
02.07.02 - Get real
Are we searching for something real, or just being voyeurs?
02.07.02 - Just good friends
Can married people have friends of the opposite sex?
15.06.02 - A good woman
Do I have an inner camp guy?
29.04.02 - A tourist in time
How come time goes faster as you get older.
24.04.02 - The wrong pizza
Momentary amusement with wrong numbers.
17.02.02 - Wonders in the deep
On loan to the nine to five life.
27.01.02 - Controlling revelations
Is twisted truth still truth?
01.01.02 - It's seven thirty
Killing time in an airport.
-- 2001 --
18.12.01 - 4000 miles to Christmas Once again leaving traditions behind.
23.10.01 - The blank page of tomorrow Secrets and lies never revealed in diaries.
03.10.01 - Sleeping soundly The reality of living in an age of armchair soldiers.
30.07.01 - Textual Positions Are we a generation gorging on promiscuous text?
14.06.01 - Do blondes have more fun The common belief tell us so.
13.05.01 - Sensible car Am I becoming a sensible person?
12.05.01 - A perfect day Days like these are the best.
09.04.01 - Crime Number 185624w/01 Once more a victim of crime.
01.03.01 - Asian Gold -v- Misty Lilac Should I be driving a better car?
14.02.01 - Previously on... Recapping on the plot so far.
-- Reality Radio --
Another project I did for a while was Reality Radio. Those were programs that were audio versions of 'Meanwhile Back in Reality'. However the format quickly grew and evolved into a fast moving audio experience. You can find archived shows at the main Reality Radio website (where I am still producing last years series from America!).
2000 - Reality Radio 2nd series from the states. Incomplete due to hard drive failure.
1999 - American Reality
The original series, recorded in the U.S.
1998 - Reality
Radio archive Where it all started in audio format.
-- 1999 --
13.09.99 - Accidental citizen I'm not a computer person!
10.05.99 - The wind of change Pondering a website make over.
01.05.99 - Ayrton Senna remembered My tribute to a Grand Prix legend.
16.03.99 - Being different Round pegs in square holes and the such.
01.03.99 - Show me the money What I hate about doing business.
09.02.99 - REF 34973 It's amazing how bad BT really are.
01.02.99 - As one door closes The joys of moving house.
27.01.99 - All good things Leaving my bedsit in Birkenhead.
13.01.99 - Dark city Misgivings about the state of the internet.
-- 1998 --
15.12.98 - Plastic times Is Christmas not made of the real thing?
07.12.98 - Me and Mr. Collins The purchase of a middle aged CD.
19.11.98 - Losing my religion My misguided notions about the 'browser war'.
12.11.98 - Another night in Birkenhell The story of Porky and the cops.
27.10.98 - Fasten your seat belts A look at the MicroSoft trial.
11.10.98 - Divided we stand
The divide between the rich and poor
06.10.98 - My Vital Statistics Server stats?
28.09.98 - Barking up the wrong tree Christians getting it all twisted around.
22.09.98 - A byte from the Apple tree Questioning my former employers wisdom.
13.09.98 - Caught on the job President Clinton's privates become public.
06.09.98 - The iMac My views on the a new blue computer.
28.06.98 - Who wants to be Little. Looking back on the days at Connect.
22.06.98 - In the net. Football TV rights and the world cup.
21.04.98 - By the way, he's gay. Why is sexuality so important anyway?
13.04.98 - Whether it's true or not Tale of a mad man and his army of fools.
01.03.98 - Splinter in my eye Criticizing for criticizing sake
27.02.98 - A dog, a new trick, a possibility 1998 F1 season preview.
16.02.98 - What if tomorrow Does anyone really consider the value of time?
05.01.98 - Science fiction and the fact Looking back at what the future used to be.
-- 1997 --
31.12.97 - That was 1997. Looking back on the events that were 1997.
22.12.97 - Going home for Christmas. The 'magic' of the season of goodwill.
15.12.97 - Ignorance or arrogance? Getting our size into perspective.
--- The lost files ---
The lost files are old 'meanwhiles' that I no longer have. This is due to a horrible computer problem that deleted many of the previous articles I wrote. This isn't a complete list, I only know of these ones because of an archived web page that used to link to these 'meanwhiles' when they were stored on my website at the University of Liverpool.
-- 1998 --
26.01.98 - My America.
19.01.98 - The Devil and the deep blue sea.
12.01.98 - Life at Thirty.
-- 1997 --
08.12.97 - For the love of God.
03.12.97 - So sue me!
24.11.97 - Reasons to hate Microsoft.
17.11.97 - Famous for two reasons.
10.11.97 - Oh to be famous.
03.11.97 - American justice?
27.10.97 - Simon Burgess, a friend remembered.
20.10.97 - The peril of the chop.
13.10.97 - Point break.
06.10.97 - To throw a Mac.
30.09.97 - The truth is out there.
22.09.97 - Topping the bill.
15.09.97 - A new arrival.
08.09.97 - Trying to forget.
01.09.97 - Death of a Princess.
26.08.97 - Being the anti geek.