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Shafted by the Few

Are you that wanker who keeps stealing LX tape from venues where you work? Are you just like ‘well I’ve done a 12 hour shift, this is just a perk!’ Are you the twat who’s […]

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Never Say Sorry For Being Nice

Have I told you about writers? Needly, anxious, insecure, badly paid, desperate to be informed that they’re wonderful – writers make actors look almost normal, and I say this as someone who has spent far […]

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In Moderate Praise of… the Defenders

My partner’s mother was over to visit, but that was not going to interrupt the sacred duty of watching The Defenders when it was released on August 18th.  Come that Friday evening, out came the […]

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Dear Marching Historians

Dear People Who March To Protect Our History, I’m sorry to hear that some of you have been caught up with a bad crowd.  The President of the USA himself has made it clear – […]

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What the Actual Incontinence?!

So let’s talk incontinence pads. Without wanting to beat about the bush: old age can suck.  I mean, it can also be awesome, but physically it can sometimes suck, and yes, when you’re in your […]

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Translating Yoga

My body is achy and stiff.  Some of this is too much time sitting at a computer.  Some of it is lifting lights.  Some of it is a side-effect of swimming and escrima without stretching […]

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Liberals! Do Better!

Dear Fluffy Left-Wing Liberals, We are of the same clan.  We are inclined to believe evidence which suggests that rehabilitation trumps retaliation, that investment in public services offers stability and equality, that the individual right […]

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A Long Election

This blog has been irregular for a while. Basically since from the general election, when I rashly thought it might be kinda groovy to get all involved. And boy… was it an experience.  There’s masses […]

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Liebes Deutschland

There’s nothing quite as groovy as being invited to visit far-flung lands and conventions to burble about books.  In the last few years, I’ve been made welcome and treated like a princess by book-lovers in […]

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Say whaaaaattttt??

Good news, world!  For the last 6 weeks I’ve been helping out on a political campaign, and as a result, my blog hasn’t been inundated with me mouthing off about that stuff, ‘cos I’ve been […]

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Music Gigs

It is a well-known fact that I know nothing about Popular Culture.  Geekdom… I’m ok.  Not that geeky, but ok.  The rest… not a clue. This ignorance extends to music. Except perhaps… after barely five […]

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Or Don’t?

Walking home a few days ago, and I was a bit of a mess. Firstly: I was knackered.  Just utterly shattered.  It hurt to blink and I kept on catching myself thinking ‘where am I […]

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