Dispatch from the Razor's Edge, the Blog of Michael Stephen Fuchs
2005.01.25 : What I'm Doing
"The effortful shepherding of one's confusion and faint nausea, which I assumed was the basic existential package, turns out to have been a temporary condition."
                 - Martin Amis

What I'm Reading
  • Martin Amis, Time's Arrow
  • Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
  • Stephen Cordwell, Very Rude Limericks
  • Terry Marsh, A Northern Coast-to-Coast Walk
  • Thomas Homer-Dixon, The Ingenuity Gap
  • George Orwell, Why I Write (and other Essays)

What I'm Listening To
  • Death Cab for Cutie (all three albums)
  • Massive Attack (the new one, the soundtrack)
  • The new(-ish) Live
  • The new(-est) Tori Amos
  • I Am the World Trade Center

What I'm Eating
  • Fresh melon and pineapple (from the fruit vendor on Villiers Street)
  • Cabbage, carrot, and mushroom stir fry, with chargrilled aubergine pesto
  • Quite a lot of these Halkidiki olives from Mt. Athos, stuffed with sun-dried tomato - yum!

What I'm Doing To Cling to Physical and Mental Health
  • Freeweights for chest, upper back, arms, and shoulders
  • Universal machines for legs
  • Swimming, 8-24 laps in 20-meter pool (breast stroke only due to rotator cuff injury)
  • Running, 1-2 circumnavigations of St. James's Park
  • Occasional 16-24 minute hill climbs on the cross-country medieval torture device habitrail (when I can't be arsed to go outside)
What I'm Doing in the Evenings
  • Drinking
  • Reading (see above)
  • Listening to music (see above)
  • Eating (see above)
  • Retiring at 8pm and sleeping for 12 hours
What I'm Doing
  • I have no idea

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close photo of Michael Stephen Fuchs

Fuchs is the author of the novels The Manuscript and Pandora's Sisters, both published worldwide by Macmillan in hardback, paperback and all e-book formats (and in translation); the D-Boys series of high-tech, high-concept, spec-ops military adventure novels – D-Boys, Counter-Assault, and Close Quarters Battle (coming in 2016); and is co-author, with Glynn James, of the bestselling Arisen series of special-operations military ZA novels. The second nicest thing anyone has ever said about his work was: "Fuchs seems to operate on the narrative principle of 'when in doubt put in a firefight'." (Kirkus Reviews, more here.)

Fuchs was born in New York; schooled in Virginia (UVa); and later emigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he lived through the dot-com boom. Subsequently he decamped for an extended period of tramping before finally rocking up in London, where he now makes his home. He does a lot of travel blogging, most recently of some very  long  walks around the British Isles. He's been writing and developing for the web since 1994 and shows no particularly hopeful signs of stopping.

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