Monthly Archives: January 2017

My attitude to Brexit is a work-in-progress

“When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do?” John Maynard Keynes asked that question, and it’s an apt quote for me vis-a-vis Article 50. It seems I have lost a significant battle on this front with … Continue reading

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I’ve got a friend? Do you have contact details?

When you’re down and troubled And you need a helping hand And nothing, nothing is going right Close your eyes and think of me And soon I will be there To brighten up even your darkest night You just call … Continue reading

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Neil Gaiman is more than true

“Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novels are more than true; not because they tell us that Neil Gaiman exists, but because they tell us who he is.” ~Anonymous #quote Neil Gaiman’s novels are autobiographical; that’s my theory and I’m damned well sticking … Continue reading

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Daily Diary [Part II]

Originally posted on WORKERS UNITED:
Where do I begin? Yesterday’s contribution was effectively a commitment to blog on a daily basis. And not just to blog erratically, on random subjects, but to stay focused on what’s important. I have too…

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Ode to Phil Burton-Cartledge [Part I]:

Originally posted on WORKERS UNITED:
Full of butt and cartilage bone. Phil the fool is all alone. A very public Bernstein fan. Once upon a rhyme did scan. John Chamberlain’s Three Stooges dude. Loves to spy. He thinks it’s good.…

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Brave review [spoiler alert]:

Originally posted on WORKERS UNITED:
I have only just gotten round to checking out Pixar’s Brave. Watched it a few times and I love it. Hard to rank it alongside other Pixar films as they are pretty much all classics.…

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The Curious Insidiousness of the ‘autistic spectrum’.

Originally posted on WORKERS UNITED:
This blog post is my review of a review of my review of the award-winning novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon, which is a book that I haven’t…

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