Tag Archives : writing

Not The Royal Wedding


People want to feel attached to a ‘historic’ moment in their lifetime. I wanted nothing to do with it, and this is my reminder of that day. Friday morning was wonderfully quiet in the suburbs of London. Instead of being one of the idiots who had camped out the night before to wave a silly flag as two people they…

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Meeting Margaret Thatcher

Meeting Margaret Thatcher


It is a hot Saturday evening, so I thought I’d share an old memory, doing something a little different. I might try doing this again, if I feel like it has any value. This is a true story. Not ‘A True Story’ as in Fargo, where the fiction of the truth is used to make the fiction more heightened. This…

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My first review, but not what you think


Something a little different. As this blog has become more review-oriented, I thought I would include the first review of something that I can remember writing: REVIEW OF THE MALE TOILETS IN UNIVERSITY BUILDING (1993) There are some factors in life that are constant and, as such, become more than a reassurance of the day-to-day existence we go through. They…

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Eat In This Order: Chocolate Memories


(A digression from the norm here on Clandestine Critic – an essay about the physical eating pleasure of chocolate, made more odd by the fact that I can no longer eat chocolate due to it giving me migraines.) There are various aspects of people’s life that possibly define them in life: Religion; family stability as a child; siblings (or lack…

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An (old) attempt at journalism


(What follows is an article I wrote about comic book movies that I was considering sending out to publications. I never felt very happy about it, so it never saw the light of day. However, I thought I should put it on my blog, as an indicator of my writing ability [or, rather, lack of] and as a historical curio…

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