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NaNoWriMo 2014 – Day 9

“I don’t expect you to to take it all in right away. I have to be honest, the only reason that I am telling you is that you saw me survive an attack that I should in no way have survived and I felt that I was left with no options other than tell you […]

Reasons to be less than cheerful…

When I was on my way to work this morning I was expecting that I might post something about how sad I am to hear that Robin Williams has lost his long battle with the Black Dog of Depression and ended his own life, because it is very, very sad, and he is / was […]

A Short Story…

A little while ago (well back in July last year), I went to see Amanda Palmer play at the Roundhouse in Camden with her Grand Theft Orchestra. It was the performance where she famously punched back at the Daily Mail, with her song “Dear Daily Mail”, performed in her own quixotic style, and there was […]

terribleminds – Flash Fiction Challenge “Must Contain…”

Flash Fiction Challenge – “Must Contain…” Chuck Wendig posted a flash fiction challenge on his blog… This is my stab at it, I called it “Percussion”. I picked #4 & #7 – An Antique Gun & A Hard Drive Full of Secrets ———————- Percussion Franklyn turned the pistol over and over in his hands, trying […]

Adventures in Air Travel…

Don’t let anyone tell you that travelling by air with small children is easy; it ain’t.  Having said that, don’t let anyone tell you that it’s so hard it’s not worth doing either, because it definitely is. We had a very long day yesterday, getting up at 0400h (BST), taxi to Heathrow, flight to Newark […]

I am listening to a series of videos…

…in which Richard Dawkins discusses the existence or not of Evolution with a prominent Creationist in the US, Wendy Wright. I am in awe of Mr. Dawkins’ ability to remain polite and calm in the face of such wilful ignorance. That is all… (URL, if you are interested -> http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL27090E3480CFAC56 )

Here’s something that I completely agree with…

Stay at home mothers should not be made to feel second class citizens by the state. — Claire Bowes (@ClaireBowes) March 21, 2013

Saw this on Facebook…

…and wanted to stash it somewhere for posterity. SOCIALISM You have 2 cows. You give one to your neighbour COMMUNISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and gives you some milk FASCISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and sells you some milk NAZISM You have 2 cows. The State takes […]

I was put in mind of this today…

…so I thought that I would share it -> Neil Gaiman Addresses the University of the Arts Class of 2012 from The University of the Arts (Phl) on Vimeo. I hope that you enjoyed it as much as I did 🙂

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