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…twenty-four little hours…

Had an email from work today, from top management. It acknowledged how teams around the world have had to adapt to new ways of working, and that people are dealing with additional stress and pressures in their personal lives as … Continue reading

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Last night a jazz pianist saved my life

Sometimes, I buy an album whose hooks and catches appeal to me instantly, and I listen to it relentlessly until I have practically flogged it to death. Other times, I buy an album which is self-evidently such a richly rewarding … Continue reading

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An open letter

I was just looking at the Wikipedia page for Joe Exotic (also known as Joe Maldonado-Passage), the central figure of the Netflix series Tiger King. At the start of the section headed Personal life, it says “Maldonado-Passage is openly gay”. … Continue reading

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Hot what now?

Those of you who use WhatsApp, I want you to try something for me. Start to type “hot chocolate”. When you’ve got as far as “chocol”, does it give you autocomplete options? If so, what are they? Is one of … Continue reading

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In World War 2, the average age of the combat soldier was 26

I was travelling with someone recently who, it became apparent, had never heard the song 19 by Paul Hardcastle. This was a major surprise to me, partly because I am slightly obsessed with the song 19 (I have nearly 30 … Continue reading

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Mission accomplished

At the start of 2019, I set myself a challenge of reading 25 books in the year. Decent books, books of a certain status or repute. I completed the challenge with 12 hours to spare. Here they are: Without going … Continue reading

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Microcosm of the Day

There was another racist incident at a football match a couple of days ago. As a result, once again we’re treated to the same fingers being pointed, the same rhetorical questions of when exactly is football going to get its … Continue reading

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