An Easter message…

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There is nothing as dependable as nature. Each and every year, just doing its thing with no fuss or fanfare and with unerring timing. Almost digital. I once proposed a series of illustrated children’s books called His’tree Stories for Children. The idea being that there… Read More »An Easter message…

The Point of LIFE?

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I’ve written on this subject before but it bears repeating, so do bear with me… A few months ago I was invited to appear on a TV quiz show called Pointless, a day-time show I have done before as a ‘celebrity’, playing for a charity… Read More »The Point of LIFE?

History is everything…

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History has not been terribly kind to me in my lifetime – until now that is… Certainly, history plagued and tormented me at school. History O-level (16 year-old-public exam) was within my skill-set and levels of maturity. I only needed to demonstrate that I had… Read More »History is everything…

A bit of Web Love…

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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…

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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…

A mountain worth climbing?

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This week I was tasked with a professional job which to everyone else looking in – might seem like a genuinely appealing prospect. A dream job, even. Mmm… Certainly, it has lot of pros… I can do it from home. It has no start time.… Read More »A mountain worth climbing?

Them’s the rules…

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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…

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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…

Joining Musk and Bezos…

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This week BP are in the cross hairs again for announcing enormous profits which is little surprise considering our energy bills are all spiralling north. I say again, because the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico still lives in the memory. And going… Read More »Joining Musk and Bezos…