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Dan McNeil
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Dipping a toe into hot water
I don't usually go near controversial topics.  I keep it light and fluffy and talk about how badly designed toilets are  or s ometimes about nothing at all .  But today, I'm going to turn a little bit serious and talk about women.   The thing is, I can feel...

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Les gerbilles se sont echappées!
Récemment, nous avons acheté
une maison de campagne et nous y passons quelques jours chaque semaine avant de
retourner à notre pied-à-terre Londonien.   Les cochons-d ’Inde voyage
avec nous à chaque fois.  Au début, elles n’aimaient pas cela, la cage étant
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Green lights all the way
I don't believe that luck is anything other than chance.  It's like playing backgammon - you can get yourself into a position where almost every combination the dice fall in is positive, but you can never actually control how the dice are going to fall. I w...

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Avoiding the obvious
  Having a new house to sort out took away much of my free weekend time, and so I've not got through as many books this year as I would like to have done even though all the trips to Warrington gave me plenty of time on trains and in hotel rooms with nothin...

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La mort
I don't dwell too long on the thoughts of mortality which seem to come my way so much more frequently than they did when I was younger.  I don't consider myself old, yet I have reached the point in life where the remainder of my life no longer seems to stre...

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Trying and failing to write a story
When some people see a crowd of dancers moving in time with each other, they are forced onto their feet by an urge to join in.    They start to move slowly in time and gradually pick up the steps as they go.  They watch the dancers around them and modify th...

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The Trouble With Toilets
I have no idea how many times I've been to the toilet in my life.  But I'm going to suggest it's probably upwards of one hundred thousand times.  And yet it's something we never talk about.  When you watch TV or films, how often does a character say "I'm ju...

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What makes a concert so good..?
I've been to many concerts over the years.  In fact, before starting to write this I tried to work out how many I'd been to. I couldn't even count how many times I've seen the Pet Shop Boys previously... I suppose that exposes me as a bit of a fan.  Which i...

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