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David Macaulay
I am the marketing director of a law firm, run a freelance writing company, blog and write for newspapers
I am the marketing director of a law firm, run a freelance writing company, blog and write for newspapers
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Teenage Growing Pains and Llangorse Lake
Lately, I've been thinking rather a lot about my teen years. I have an (almost) teen so I should be in a good position to give her lots of advice. After all, I used to be one. The trouble is, it seems rather a long time ago. It's not that I'm old and set in...

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It's Looking at Lot Like Christmas Again
So another Christmas has arrived and another year is on the way out. This morning I got a knock on my door, slightly too early. It was the kids and they were showing some modicum of excitement about the stockings that had arrived on their bedroom doors I ca...

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Introspection
I hate it that I can be this way. Peevish, petty and point scoring. I get irritated and I say something I don't mean. Or I mean it but it's a small sunflower seed of resentment that I whip into a giant flower and beat the undeserving victim with it. I give ...

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New York City - Many Years Later
The first time I saw the skyline of New York I felt a chill. We had arrived at a chaotic JFK and trundled in a taxi van through the ragged back streets of Queens. Nothing prepared me for the soaring vision of the Empire State Building sticking up like a gia...

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Why Canada is Getting More Northern Exposure
There can be a tendency to dismiss Canada as cold and boring. On my first visit to Canada, I visited Windsor, a crushingly-dull low rise place across the Detriot River from Detroit. from the well-manicured flower beds close to the waterfront I looked in awe...

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The Last Days of the Republic - On Route 58
A strange thought occurred to me over the weekend. What if these are the last days of the Republic and we are about to be swallowed up by the orange peril in less than two days? Stranger things have happened. Germany's Weimar Republic, a creaking democratic...

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Donald Trump - The Last of the Famous International Playboys
For weeks now we have been held captive at a horror show that's otherwise known as the U.S. Presidential elections. It's apt that it's now October because this is being trapped in a haunted house stalked by a maniac. Watch Don't Breathe and you'll get an id...

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Trapped in a Holding Pattern
Today I felt like my life is a holding pattern. I see the lights on the runway but they are a flickering blue. The man with the ping-pong bats shakes his head. No chance of taking off today. The rain isn't falling outside, it's slamming. It has a weight hea...

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Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and the Elusive Secret to Happiness
Here's something that has been troubling me. Not to the point of waking up and pacing but it's certainly a strange thing. If we could be anybody who would we want to be? You can bet nine out of 10 guys would say they would want to be Johnny Depp or Brad Pit...

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The Sinister Clowns of North Carolina and Other Tales
These are frightening times to be alive in America. Ignoring the bombs in New York, there's the small matter of the scary clowns who are terrorising parts of South Carolina. In Greenville County, SC, children have been telling adults about creepy clowns who...
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