Love letter

Hello, you. We've been seeing each other every day for a year, save for a week at Christmas and that time I was sick. About that: I don't want you to think I couldn't summon the energy to visit you. I wanted to, but I was worried you might catch…

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From the Desk of Jack Clixby (Poem)

I wrote and recorded this two years ago for a Poetry Night on Twitter. I am only telling you this so that the summary content on the blog homepage doesn't contain the poem itself, all stretched out on one line, like a sad, dead snake. If you make it through…

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Six mobile games that don't demand a salary

Mobile and tablet owners young and old perfectly understand the concept of a video game. It begins with a compelling story of conflict; a particularly addictive kind of choose-your-own-adventure tale about a person – not unlike you or I – who struggles to overcome various flavours of adversity by repeatedly pressing the…

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Niche

Everyone knows that in order to get anywhere in life, you gots to have a niche. A blogger’s niche is like a farmer’s furrow. It should be deep, sown with the seeds of expertise, and continuous – stretching far, far into the distance, towards glistening horizons of online microfame.…

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A pre-emptive apology

After nine months mourning Twitter’s cold-blooded murder of Posterous, I've finally summoned the courage to commit to a new blog. I appear to have picked a platform that charges five dollars per month; I can only hope the cost will be motivational, like a gym membership. So, I may…

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In which I explain the chocolate stains on the keyboard.

When I humblebrag about my typing world record, people frequently ask certain questions. I decided it would be a good idea to produce a list of these. I have called it 'Answers to Questions Usually Asked by People I Sometimes Speak to'. That's quite a mouthful, but fortunately, it can…

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