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On looking generally displeased

January 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Ross Paxton discovered he liked taking photographs of the people catching tourist buses around the UK, and the results appear [...]

Reality without blame

January 11th, 2016|0 Comments

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Some things Tom Cox has learned about writing

January 27th, 2016|0 Comments

"Sometimes I feel like my career has been a long struggle to be allowed to write books about nothing ..." [...]

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram killing the web?

January 10th, 2016|0 Comments

Hossein Derakhshan was a prominent blogger in Iran before he was arrested and imprisoned for six years. When freed in [...]

The health of any group is correlated to the number of “mokitas” within

January 7th, 2016|0 Comments

"Mokita is a Papua New Guinea word for that which everyone knows and no-one speaks of. They judge the health [...]

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The But strikes again

January 18th, 2016|0 Comments

If you've worked with me, you'll know my feelings on the word "but". Happily, several clients have stopped using it. [...]

Antidote to “niceness”: The seven principles of Fierce Conversations

January 13th, 2016|0 Comments

"How did you go bankrupt? Gradually, then suddenly." (Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises) Hemingway's line is the inspiration for [...]

How to turn the perfect English phrase #2

January 5th, 2016|0 Comments

If you’re an Aussie like me, you’re probably hot on erotesis* in your speaking and writing (no syllepis intended): “How bright [...]

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