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A bit of Web Love…

Ahead of lockdown as people who can’t work from home (or get paid not-to-work) began to panic – a friend suggested I might attempt establishing a Patreon site – which has been good fun and a success per se – but also with some unexpected… Read More »A bit of Web Love…

Comedic Perils…

Stand-up comedy is stressful enough without being late for a gig – as happened to me many moons ago in the proud city of Bristol. This pre-dated sat-navs and apps like Waze and my paper map of the city was proving as baffling to me… Read More »Comedic Perils…

Them’s the rules…

Almost everyone will be familiar with such nudges. ‘Calls to Action’ they might be called even though they are never requested by us, the little guy. Unsolicited requests or commands from the world’s most powerful corporations on whom our lives are increasingly dependent. We carry… Read More »Them’s the rules…

Getting High…

Show biz lives are audited by many different metrics: units sold (books, records…), awards garnered, career earnings, number of spouses, quantity of sexual conquests, quantity of drugs ingested/imbibed, units of alcohol consumed whilst on the job, number of times in rehab, premature death… And on… Read More »Getting High…

A life well lived…

There are many phases of life we all pass through. First steps, first days at school, graduation, jobs, weddings, work, kids, (divorces), grandkids, retirement… I find myself increasingly writing memorials these days – not a phase to welcome perhaps and once it arrives, I expect… Read More »A life well lived…

A book for everyone…

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A recent reader of Eclipsed was in touch to take issue with my book. Too self-deprecating for his liking, prompting his conclusion that it’s not a book for everyone. Subjective of course and although I didn’t feel inclined to counter, it did rankle a little.… Read More »A book for everyone…

To the rescue…

Not that Disney needs my support but I feel compelled to write my fulsome praise for one of their latest films and not one that features any of my children. A documentary called The Rescue, the harrowing but utterly remarkable story of the Thai football… Read More »To the rescue…