Chapter Nine: Recent Writing Reflections, Mortgage Rejection Part Two, No Rammstein This Summer and AEW Thoughts From A Seven-Year-Old
Lawes reflects on his two recent entries in the LAWES Report, how his efforts to secure a mortgage have to be put on hold, how grateful he was to secure a refund, even though it means not seeing one of his favourite bands, and the continued joys of watching wrestling with his partner's son, who has some great insights into the action.
Lawes recently finished reading Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire, by Akala. Having taken a few days to collect his thoughts, he has written this review of what he describes as 'an incendiary dissection of the problems affecting modern society.'
Chapter Eight: Should Newcastle be panicking? Jurgen Klopp’s struggles, Manchester City being better without de Bruyne, and the return of Happy Gilmore and Shooter McGavin
Newcastle's defeat to Chelsea set off a tidal wave of panic among the supporters. Lawes examines whether this is necessary, while also talking about Jurgen Klopp's recent difficulties and questioning whether Manchester City are better in de Bruyne's absence. Finally, two sports legends returned to the public eye last night, something that made Lawes very happy indeed.
Chapter Seven: The Struggle For Relevancy, Reminiscences of the Glory Days, Mortgage Rejections and University Successes
Lawes talks about the difficulty in attracting readers to his website, while remembering the days when his work achieved overwhelming reactions. He discusses being rejected for a mortgage, and the challenge of completing a university assignment with very little time to do the work.
Chapter Six: Helping Children Grieve For Pets, A Six Year-Old Reviews AEW, University Update and Bizarre Google Search Terms
This chapter focuses on how Lawes and his partner helped a six-year-old with the grief of losing her pet cat, Loki. It also has his partner's son's thoughts on this week's AEW Dynamite, an update on his university issues and the strange search term that will get you to this site.
Chapter Five: the Defeat of Conor McGregor, Football Manager, the Joy of Skipping and OJ Simpson as the Terminator
Lawes' thoughts on Conor McGregor and where he goes after defeat to Dustin Poirier, how Football Manager should add a Director of Football Manager mode, how being silly made him smile and a random film fact that makes him laugh.
Lawes finished reading Unfollow by Megan Phelps-Roper today, and wanted to write about it because he found it a powerful book, one he feels many people could learn from and one that deserves to be read by as wide an audience as possible.
A bit of a stressful week this time, with buying a new laptop proving frustrating, and Lawes' issues with funding his university course still unresolved. Despite those major irritations, he has rediscovered his writing fire, while still finding time to enjoy things in life.
Steve Bruce's Newcastle are epitomised by his handling of Joelinton, with defeat at Sheffield United the final straw. The frustration that club makes Lawes feel led to him updating his website, while Call the Midwife also lifted his mood with their wonderful portrayal of someone with Down's syndrome.
Lawes received the Pfizer vaccine yesterday, only to be immediately told to self-isolate upon returning home. At least it meant watching some decent films and spending time with his beautiful kitten.
Lawes' online journals begin with the stresses of university, the irritating aspects of being on-hold over the phone, the positives of home-schooling and the entertainment he has enjoyed this week.