Category Archives: employment

Dentist to the Vampire Profession


My introduction to the  market I have made my own, possibly owing to a lack of other surviving candidates, is as a dentist to the Vampire Profession. As with many things, my opening came by chance. I was taking a … Continue reading

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The Meteorological Guide to Forecasting Emotional Weather


Geoffrey Isotope, who worked in the ‘Jam’  section of the Ministry of Transport and Chaos, used his training to forecast the effect of the weather on traffic patterns and movement: all very good and worthy I think you’ll agree. Over … Continue reading

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Who Inspires You


Recently I saw a brief clip of Stephen Hawkins on television : he communicates from his largely impassive face through imperceptible movements in his cheek which somehow translate into computer speech. Literally  he is an old man trapped in a wheel … Continue reading

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The Breakthrough


Here it was. His perfect moment. The interview of a lifetime. The break through .The key to his golden future but the reception area to his company offices seemed a little blurred. Possibly as a result of nerves, a surprise meeting, and a lack … Continue reading

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Nigel Winchmore-Symonds


Nigel Winchmore- Symonds was not a lucky chap. I don’t know why. Some argument between the gods during his birth, or a sudden shift in the cosmic charts shortly before he was plonked into his mother’s arms. We have no … Continue reading

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Death By Manners


There are individuals whose sensibilities and general wariness about causing offense can seriously damage their chances of making the best of their situation or talents. I am reminded of a famous, though receding event in the history of mankind when the … Continue reading

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Gentle Incompetence


Recently I have been paying more attention to my writing career. Sorry, I’ve got a bit carried away there. What I meant to say was,” I’ve been paying a bit  more attention to my desire to have a writing career”. … Continue reading

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Drifting Into Adulthood


I grew up in a slightly odd childhood, one of the younger of six siblings, and sometime after my mother had exhausted all sense of wonder at the birth of a new child. Dealing efficiently with the demands of a … Continue reading

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A Curious Ambition


“So you want to be an artist”, my father had said.,” or at least an entertainer”. What’s the difference” I replied.” An entertainer helps people forget, but an artist wants to remind people of the truth: of  where they are. … Continue reading

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Aspects of Courage


We hear of a man standing fearlessly before his house or farm. Standing to protect it and his family against an advancing army or some looting gang: hopelessly outgunned and dying bravely but in vain, unbowed: a victim, partly, of his own  nobility . How we admire … Continue reading

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