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The 2020 Fine

It is a 2020 truth that if you’re not currently a) unemployed b) grieving a loved one or c) ill then what you are… is fine.   “How are you?” asks a friend over a […]

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In Praise of… How To Save A Planet (and Drilled)

Being an environmentalist has sucked for many years.   In the US, there has been (and he’s still clinging on – illegally) a rampantly corrupt climate-change denier running the show, and the entanglement between oil […]

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A Disappointed Leftie

Dear The Green Party,   Five years ago I wrote this:   https://www.clairenorth.com/claire-north-posts/2015/09/20/new-old-new-new-old-labour/   … in which I explained to the Green Party why I might be voting for Jeremy Corbyn in 2020.  Five years, […]

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In (Unexpected) Praise of… My Secondary School PE Teacher

Dear Miss Mitchell,   You were my secondary school PE teacher, and I’m not gonna lie, I was terrified of you.  You were terrifying.  But though you could turn even the icy fog of a […]

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A Carbon Footprint

A few months ago I sat down with a member of my family and did the WWF’s (no, not that WWF) online carbon footprint test.   https://footprint.wwf.org.uk/#/   It’s quick, it’s reasonably sensible, and it […]

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Still Running. So Much Running

The internet is full of inspiring memes about people taking up new hobbies and learning to knit robots during lockdown.  It is also awash with motivational stories of running, and runners photographed against a sunset […]

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Decency in Politics 2020

In which it is another day in lockdown, and another post about politics.  Thankfully it is a post that strives towards being a-political as much as possible, and instead waffles on about what it even […]

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A Lockdown Diary

… In which I have not founded a new religion, built a 3D printer or mastered my inner chi.   Day -7 (7 days before lockdown) It is my last shift as a lighting designer.  […]

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The Glentacle

Many years ago, the forces of nature who are Anne Perry and Jared Shurin created a prize called the Kitschies. You can read about it here. It is an award for speculative fiction (and what […]

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Being as a Snowflake – Covid, March 18th 2020

I’ve been planning to write a few more blog entries recently, with a specifically political/social bent, because… hey… the world’s on fire. However, I hadn’t quite got round to publishing the first few, as there’s […]

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Novacon 2020

This is a very early heads up that I’m going to be at Novacon 50 in Nottingham, on November 13th-15th 2020.  Everything I’ve heard thus far suggests it is the chilled-out opposite of massive, easy-to-drown-in-conventions, […]

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A Little Youtube List

I didn’t really pay any attention to youtube until recently; I’m a podcast girl. But in recent months, it’s been pointed out there’s some fun stuff for to unwind with when the podcasts are running […]

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