Columns

Column: I’ve seen the worst of humanity… and it takes the 11.25 to London.

I am on a train and the whole carriage is angry with Gavin. Gavin is the man on the seat opposite. We all know he’s called Gavin because he announced it down the phone, earlier in the journey. “Hello everybody,” he bellowed, “it’s Gavin here. Coming in to land on

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By Darryl Morris

Column: The Potato Disaster

I am cooking dinner and there has been a potato disaster.

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By Darryl Morris

Column: Generation Bore

This column first appeared in the Lancashire Evening Post.   This column has become hard to write. Not because world events have become stale. Quite the opposite, clearly. And not because I’ve been busy moving house and have been without WIFI for the last fortnight. That has been a predictably

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By Darryl Morris

Column: The Cure for Grumpiness

This column first appeared in the Lancashire Evening Post. I have decided I need to be less grumpy. It isn’t so much that I am a bad person. My social skillset is reasonability well developed and I would say that I am on the more pleasant end of the spectrum.

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By Darryl Morris

How ADHD Saved Me

I shouldn’t be able to write this article. I was told so growing up. I faced an unrelenting barrage of reasons why I couldn’t do things.  “You want to write? You’ll struggle holding a basic job down, lad, never mind write” “One day, Darryl will realise that talking and acting

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By Darryl Morris

Column: The New House

It is Thursday and I am going through the finer details of my recent house purchase. My girlfriend and I have made the ultimate show of love and commitment and agreed to own some bricks together. No more renting. No more get-out clauses. I have learned to live with her

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By Darryl Morris

Column: The New Job

This column first appeared in the Lancashire Evening Post… It is Friday and I am having my hair cut. Friday is my day off. Or, it was. Now Monday is my day off too. And Thursday. And Tuesday. And all the other days in-between. A recent departure from my evening

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By Darryl Morris

Column: The Party

This column first appeared in the Lancashire Evening Post. I am at a party and I don’t know anyone. It’s my friend Tom’s 40th and after the shattering grief of realising I have friends turning 40, I calm myself enough to attend his soirée. We arrive at the fashionably late

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By Darryl Morris

Column: The Lump

This column first appeared in the Lancashire Evening Post. I have found a lump and I think it’s safe to assume I’m going to die. This isn’t the first time. Once before I was resigned to the prospect of a journey to meet my maker, until Dr. Malhotra told me

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By Darryl Morris

Column: The Beard

This column first appeared in the Lancashire Evening Post… It is Monday morning and I have a difficult decision to make. My girlfriend and I are buying a house and it’s gone to a bidding war. Uncertainty and tension fills the air around us as we frantically calculate what we

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By Darryl Morris