Monthly Archives: March 2017

And finally…

Well, it’s the end of the 28 blogs in 28 days challenge, and what have we learned? Not much. Let’s be honest, it’s a sporadically wordy blog trying to stay afloat in a blipvert world (and if you get that … Continue reading

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They call me apostasy, that’s not my name

And so I reach the penultimate entry of my 28 day challenge, without having once had to resort to writing about football. Impressed? Surprised? There was a time when it would have been my default fall-back, but these days I … Continue reading

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Show, don’t tell

It’s an old film-making adage that – show, don’t tell. For those of you who aren’t film geeks, it relates to the problem of exposition. Frequently in dramas you will see characters delivering very unnatural lines like “Let me get … Continue reading

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Go Wes, young man. Or indeed, don’t.

Some years ago, I watched the film Rushmore, an early film by the writer-director Wes Anderson. I’d heard good things about it – quirky, idiosyncratic, funny. I didn’t really enjoy it. I found it a cold, sterile watch, in which … Continue reading

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Judgement day

For the first time in my working life, I’m about to be involved in recruiting someone. It’s a very strange thought. For years I’ve been saying to people that it mattered to correctly punctuate their CV, because what if one … Continue reading

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Unlock the Cage

Sunday evening, 10.55, and I suddenly remembered I’m supposed to post something today. Remind me to never do this again. We watched Trapped In Paradise earlier. It’s about three criminal brothers who rob a bank in a town called Paradise, … Continue reading

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Ready, steady… what?

“People of Oxford, get ready for something amazing.” So said the sign I cycled past on my way to work yesterday. Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? Oxford has a long history of amazing somethings, and now a new one is apparently … Continue reading

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