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Questionable opinions and pointless ramblings

This isn't so much a blog as a loose assembly of things that occured, failed to occur, or just occurred to me. Feel free to disagree with my opinions and question my facts - I make no claims to wisdom or erudition. Well, actually I lay claim to both, right up until - and usually after - I'm proved wrong.

Those looking for meaning, reason or enlightenment would be well advised to try Immanuel Kant, Thomas Paine or Gilbert O'Sullivan.

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Something Noobish

Something Noobish

This came up as a Facebook memory, and I still think it's one of the funniest things I ever saw. It dates from 2011, when I hit...
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MAY CAUSE IRRITATION

MAY CAUSE IRRITATION

Health and bloody safety. It's everywhere isn't it? No, it isn't. There's one area where it's not only ignored,...
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Changing History

Changing History

The trouble with research is that you just don't know what you don't know. A few years ago I wrote a short story called...
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Being Different

Being Different

Left to right: Stephanie Hutton, Debbie Voisey, Sarah Akhtar, Adam Boustead, Jason Smith and Richard Branson in a Simon Cowell outfit. The...
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Staffordshire Six

Staffordshire Six

The 6x6 Reading Café is an institution invented by two rather splendid author friends, Misha Herwin and Jan Edwards. It's...
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As one door opens...

As one door opens...

Q: When is a door not a door? A: When it's bleeding locked! Many things in life baffle me, but somewhere at the top of the...
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Arse About Face

Arse About Face

I've been selecting stories from It Never Was Worthwhile to include in Discollection and one of them caught my eye. It's called...
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Discollection

Discollection

My rather excellent publisher, Penkhull Press has recently launched a new series, to be called Penkhull Slims. They're complete...
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Channeling Jake

Channeling Jake

Christmas approaches, and with it a tradition of Renegade Writers. Renegades is the writers' group who make my Wednesday evenings...
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Prayer for the Departed

Prayer for the Departed

"We waved, we shouted, we cheered, and all their brave boots rasped on the cobbles. We heard their songs and smiled, though where...
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