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Who knew?

There is an expression in comedy… Nothing empties a dressing room quicker than a comedian dying on stage. The thinking being that comedians wallow in a colleagues defeat which is not very edifying. Schadenfreude might be the official term; enjoying others failings and avoiding their… Read More »Who knew?

On Golden Square…

London has its fair share of famous squares. Headed up by Trafalgar Square overseen by Lord Nelson atop his column. Then Parliament Square with Big Ben, Leicester Square with its premieres, Barclay square with its nightingale and many others… but the one that gets my… Read More »On Golden Square…

Winning is relative…

I don’t like to think as my wife as long-suffering, however… Extended male absence is a good place to start because it’s not a game that can be played quickly. Although, in a male dominated house (5:1) any male absence could probably be interpreted as… Read More »Winning is relative…

An Easter message…

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…

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 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…