Monthly Archives: May 2011

151 – The Job

The mid-nineties. Work experience. My class was assigned emplacements during – of all places, of all times – physics with Nobby Clarke. Clarke was a slave driver. He was one of those bumptious idiots who join school teaching staff because, … Continue reading

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150 – The Eighth Day

I’ve written today’s post. Honestly I have. As is befitting my one hundred and fiftieth One A Day blog post it’s a little bit special – well, not so much special as representing something special. Or something I hope is … Continue reading

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149 – The Brevity

No more than five hundred words. Let’s keep this brief. I rattle on. I make no excuses. I’ve never been one to settle for a single note when a symphony will do. I overindulge in simile, metaphor and other fevered … Continue reading

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148 – The Knife

Have I mentioned my love of cooking yet? Of course I have and on multiple occasions. I bloody love to cook. There’s nothing quite like it. Except for chemistry, I suppose, but who would brew up a vat of some … Continue reading

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147 – The Commercial Break

We’ve all been there. Sleep ends, daylight hits, you open your eyes and the first thing in your mind is: Well, insert the advertising jingle of your choice here. I can’t see inside your mind; I don’t know which ads … Continue reading

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146 – The Better Way to Start the Day

Some of my earliest memories concern TV advertising. That sounds rather sad – like I was raised by TV, like I’m Frank Cross from Scrooged or that fella from short-lived 90s TV series Profit. As you might have realised by … Continue reading

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145 – The Gesture

Is romance dead? I hate speaking on behalf of my gender. It seems the gender divide has widened since I was a kid, since the time of Boy George and androgynous models, and men and women all being stuck in … Continue reading

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