Monthly Archives: December 2013

The curious case of the troublesome Xmas inspiration

I have already written about the awkward tendency of new story ideas to present themselves when I am trying to concentrate on finishing something else, and the unfortunate effect that this has had in the past of meaning I never … Continue reading

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What happened to last year’s would-be stars?

When I watch talent shows – X Factor, The Voice, whatever, I get into a weirdly analytic mode where I start to create a spreadsheet to track my opinions of the various acts and how they develop – which song … Continue reading

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It’s code – I’ll put the heating on.

It is distinctly wintery at the moment. It’s now the official run-up to Christmas (not just the commercial flannel that starts as soon as the last festival finishes) and the nights are long. I have the urge to curl up … Continue reading

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This post reproduces the Sex Worker Open University press release concerning police raids conducted on 4th December. Found via The F-Word Blog. This is obviously not covered by my copyright statement, because it’s not my own work. Copyright presumably resides … Continue reading

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