Category Archives: rants and raves

starting pistol

  Back in the olden days when the world was in black and white (a student of mine genuinely  believed this – I’m using it in a story) I was good at a couple of things: running very fast, often … Continue reading

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Some News

Oh happy day. It’s been a while since I blogged – such a long while in fact that since I was last here, the good folk at wordpress have changed the format of the site so much that I’m floundering … Continue reading

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Weird Birdy Things

The thing about blogging is that, for me, it’s just a personal record made public –purely personal, all my own, my solitary rants and raves and general nonsense, plus occasional moments of jollity and perhaps tenderness. But the personal was … Continue reading

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Tom

When, in January, Tom told us of his cancer diagnosis and its dreadful prognosis, a familiar grief moved in, pulled up a chair and became a fixture of every waking minute. After a few weeks, I tried a new tactic for … Continue reading

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Sex Crimes

Something terrible has happened. I need women to STFU. Of course I don’t mean all women. Women should be noisy and joyful and all things we want to be. I mean the flimsy, fat-free worm-strings who have somehow insinuated themselves into … Continue reading

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And Your Point Is?

“The first same sex weddings will be able to take place from Saturday 29 March 2014 (subject to the approval of Parliament). This follows the passing of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, which received Royal Assent on 17 … Continue reading

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Please Hold.

Imagine, if you will, the scene. It’s late at night in a deserted, dimly lit school biology lab, circa 19__ . A ponderous teacher of GCSE science leans over a petri dish, a small pearl of saliva forming at the … Continue reading

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