Monthly Archives: May, 2010

Perspective, perspective

Once again it’s been one heck of a week. I must say, this job I’m doing at the moment (surrounded as I am by the Gossip Girls) is not what I’d call the high point of my career. Despite the fact that the constant running back and forth and up & down stairs  (from desk …

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Oh boy, oh boy — my very own bully!

Well, it’s been a year of firsts: my first bike accident, my first broken arm, my first experience of  scuba diving, and my first (and hopefully only) encounter with bedbugs. And now, my first bully. OK, that’s not quite true. When I was a kid there was a boy named Duffy who lived down the …

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“Dragon Tattoo”: the Coffee Count is in

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again now: I have the greatest friends. This time my friend Tamara is on the Hero’s Podium, as she has just finished reading Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (the first in the trilogy) and has provided me with… wait for it… the official Coffee …

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Just say No to low-hanging fruit

Right now I’m reading Your Call is Important to Us: The Truth about Bullshit, by Laura Penny. It’s a rollicking good read in which she takes aim at public-relations types and the particularly noxious brand of obfuscatory language they spew out. These are the same people who talk about “providing opportunities to participate” (which I …

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