Welcome to Chapter 23

Become evil. Rule the world. Maybe drink tea first and sit down for a bit.

Hi, I’m James Garside

James Garside

That’s a picture of me, on my travels, trying to look windswept and interesting.

Chapter 23 is the newsletter of James Garside; British independent journalist, author, and travel writer. Part-time vagabond, full-time grumpy arse. Would you care for a cup of tea?

You should view the world as a conspiracy run by a very closely-knit group of nearly omnipotent people, and you should think of those people as yourself and your friends. — Robert Anton Wilson

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Become evil. Rule the world. Maybe drink tea first and sit down for a bit.


British journalist, author, and travel writer. Part-time vagabond, full-time grumpy arse. Top writer on Medium. I help writers and artists to do their best work. Let's be part of each other's stories.