The Lipton Questionnaire

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Every few years, I find myself answering the whimsical questions posed by James Lipton on his show ‘Inside the Actor’s Studio’ (and before him, posed by Bernard Pivot on his programme ‘Apostrophes’). Of course, the questions come after the Marcel Proust popularised parlour game questionnaire from the late 1800s (which I’ve also answered over on […]

2020/5=404 (error)

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2020 began at a pace that surprised even me – and I’m someone who uses the new year like a stretched and primed elastic band, ready to ping my plans and me into swift, expeditious action. By the end of the first week of January, I’d clocked up 21 hours of guitar practice, 8 new […]

On Running

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Like many an aging, overweight, mid-thirties fellow, I had something of an awakening a few years ago. I woke one day and realised that a great deal of weight I’d lost early in the decade had somehow reappeared, in what felt like, overnight. That, of course, was not the case. A combination of a deleterious […]

The Ginger Bullet

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Recently, I have spent some time walking a dog. I stress, dear reader, that I haven’t lassoed a stray for the purpose. No, this is an animal slowly becoming my own – being, as she is, the ward of my girlfriend, Marta. It is with some interest, and no little amusement, that I realise Bajka, […]