I can also see a meaningful boat out of the window. There may be a meaningful oat on the floor, after my daughter dropped her porridge this morning.

So… the US president is serving people fast food burgers, the British political class are imploding, and men don’t like being told not to be unpleasant by a razor brand.

Could I pick a different alternative reality now? This one isn’t living up to expectations.

It’s just light streaming from glass…

Euan Semple:

So to go back to the funny little text boxes that so many of us nowadays spend our lives staring at and responding to, we would do well to remember what they are. They are light streaming from a bit of glass. Nothing more, nothing less. What they mean and how we feel about them is made up. It is up to us.

The only thing you really have any control over is you.

Fresh out of the film scanner: my late father and I in the mid-90s. Still miss him.