Monthly Archive: February 2016

My Ugly Valentine

Let me make this clear from the off – this title does not refer to The Wife, who remains devastatingly attractive and remarkably patient. We don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day anyway – not a casualty of almost twenty long years of…
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The New Idea

Anniversaries are significant. Not just the personal rollcall of births, deaths and marriages where social convention dictates the buying of expensive flowers, but there are some moments in history that create a more seismic resonance on the skin of this…
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Nature v Nurture

I am reminded, as news reaches me of one friend returning from far-flung ski slopes with parts of his body not entirely attached to other parts, and another recovering in hospital after having his spine rebuilt to correct a cycling…
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The Drought Breaks

Some of you may know it: a sudden, and not entirely explicable, onset of sobriety, known in the trade as Dry January. Looking back now, it’s hard to pin down the thought process behind such an absurd undertaking. I feel…
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