Hello and welcome to the lettersquash blog…
…a compilation of my educational interests and hobbies.
I go by the name of lettersquash here (real name, John). I’m a 50-something man living in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England with my partner and a very stupid cat.
Main Sections of the Blog:
Culture – science, religion, pseudoscience, philosophy, etc.
I write articles here from a sceptical, empiricist-rationalist position, although I hope I’m open minded and ready to be challenged. I used to be a ‘mystic’, into yoga, Buddhism, etc., now atheist/agnostic. My partner is a Christian, and I try to respect people’s differences. I dislike the militant end of atheism.
Hobbies – cycling, backpacking, motorcycling, cooking.
I like camping, wild camping especially (or that’s what I tell myself). I have an old racing bike I’ve converted for touring, an MZ 250 cc motorbike (heavens, I haven’t blogged about the MZ yet!), and a Laser Competition tent.
If you want to look for specific categories of posts, they’re all organised under the menu, or click on the header (lettersquash) for the usual blog view with the latest post at the top.
Comments from visitors are very welcome. I moderate the first post from new visitors to avoid spam. After that, you’re one of the gang. You can subscribe to further comments on that post and/or subscribe to new posts when I publish them. I only post new material pretty infrequently – I aim for quality rather than quantity – so your inbox won’t be full of endless notifications.
I hope you enjoy the blog.