Meanwhile : Articles written by Simon Jones

Those who have watched pretty much any American made TV drama will be very familiar with the concept of preceding a new episode with a short synopsis of what has happened in previous episodes. Usually a voice says “previously on…” and then the name of the given show. There then follows a quick-fire recap of story lines from the weeks gone by, usually showing the most significant or dramatic moments from each story line.

With this in mind that I have decided that this, the first in what essentially is a ‘new season’ of ‘meanwhile’s’, should have it very own “previously on…” moment. After all, it has been over a year and a half since the last ‘meanwhile‘ and therefore you the viewers/readers are quite possibly unaware of the twists and turns of the plot. So with no further ado…

Previously on ‘meanwhile‘…
Last year Apple Computer Inc threatened to sue my friend Will and I for £50,000. Communication with my Mother and Father was reduced to nothing after a quite horrible telephone conversation over the whole Apple thing. I went to America and while on patrol with the Salem police department got into, and at one stage led, a massive car and foot pursuit that spanned three city limits. I painted my bedroom red! I split up with my girlfriend Sarah. I bought a car. My Granddad got Cancer and no one in my family saw fit to tell me (he’s got it under control now though). My parents put their house, and my childhood home, up for sale then moved without so much as a word to me. I went to America to spend Christmas with friends due to the fact that my Sister had neglected to invite me to her house to spend Christmas with the family. And just last month I turned 30!

That’s about the shape of the past 18 months. Of course, I could write more, but it would take months to go into each one of those stories in any degree of understandable detail. So we’ll leave it like that.

Actually, it’s kind of a bummer that I didn’t do any writing over that period. It was certainly an extremely eventful time of my life, and… [Click here to continue reading this article at ‘Meanwhile’]