Category Archives: skils

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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Interview Between N.J. Granger, Soothsayer and Ironing Consultant and CD


As part of my training in self marketing and promotion I recently agreed to be interviewed on my Blog. Here is a transcript of the interview. All spelling mistakes are the result of poor spelling and remain the copyright of … Continue reading

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Desperate Circumstances


Professor Monkton, who graduated from a college created by his own imagination,  wrung his hands as he looked at his bank statement. Hardly enough for a light luncheon at the local refuse tip. Everything now hung on his latest invention. A jam … 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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A Guide to Domestic Bliss for the New Husband or Partner


Household Chores It is a good idea to have a small CD or section on your I pod which contains a range of useful sound effects produced by the “gifted man about the house”. These might include the sounds of … 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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Talent Spotting For Dummies


As a young teenager my main passions were football, and history. You can’t “do” history, or at least not if you’re a small boy, because it’s all in the past, and Henry XIII is too busy getting married again to discuss his … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Obituary


At this time of the year there is often a page in the newspapers giving a brief outline of the legends who have died in the year just ended. Like many of you, I suspect, I read them and travel … Continue reading

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Picasso


His companion hears the key scratch at the lock. Her body stiffens wondering about his mood. Often brooding, sullen and full of pique. No resemblance to his public face. He enters, slumping in his favourite chair. On his way home he passed … Continue reading

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Tortured by Manners


The opening of the “Arts Centre for Disadvantaged Children” had been a great success with attendees including the Lord Mayor and several local dignitaries. Among those present, and a significant benefactor to the project, was the revered Mrs Mellidrew, a … Continue reading

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