Category Archives: this year

Year-End Twitter Recommendations.

An audio version of this post is available here. If I follow you I like reading you and enjoy engaging with you. I don’t hate-follow anyone. I don’t follow people I don’t like out of politeness, either. Some of you … Continue reading

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Resolution for 2013

Here’s my resolution for 2013: I’m going to embrace my dark side. The wages of not-sin are dull and mean. I’m at the right age to go “Evil Queen”. Being good is hard work: I have tried. In 2013 it’s … Continue reading

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I was strictly forbidden from touching the piano.

I glide through life not remembering anything. Films, faces, dates, days, years, they all slip through me like elvers through a too-coarse net, and I go on unregretful, unburdened by both the memory and by my own inability to remember: … Continue reading

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My life as a trapped animal.

I’ve got a grump on[1]. I don’t often grump – or if I do, it’s usually very brief and passes in a couple of hours, because I filter my own thoughts like a crab filters beach sand. I throw out … Continue reading

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I am wearing fur.

I love Leveson as much as the next chap, but there comes a point – after, say, reading the first 300 articles on it – where you think “I can’t add anything to this. People who are better known and … Continue reading

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Occupied premises.

The telly is on. Your eldest is deeply involved in her mobile phone. The middle one is doing homework – reluctantly – at the dining table, and the youngest one is running a brightly coloured plastic car across your face, … Continue reading

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Andy, you’re going to die alone.

What. A. Dick. Head. Seriously, go and read that. I’ll wait. *drums fingers on table* Are you done? Good. I’m going to tell you precisely why the borderline (borderline?) psychopath who wrote that piece is going to die alone, and … Continue reading

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