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An Accidental Career

An Accidental Career

An old school friend, Noel Boyce, posted on Facebook yesterday that 50 years ago in Dublin we started our final exams, the Irish equivalent of A Levels. Within weeks we were working full-time and have been for 50 years. The Facebook exchange had a question from a younger person asking if we had computers in…

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House of Commons

House of Commons

I was in the House of Commons recently for the launch of the “Ovarian Cancer Awareness” programme. So how does a male poet get involved with that, you might ask? Well, I have five sisters, four daughters, one wife and many female friends who are precious to me. Ovarian cancer is a silent killer, mostly…

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Poetry Film

Poetry Film

Have you ever seen a poetry film? It’s a modern way of linking both media and it’s certainly to the advantage of poetry. Anything that makes poetry more accessible works for me. The film I would like to share with you is called “Rocket Tom.”  The background is that I bought a black Labrador from…

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Hash 506 Patriots Arms @ Chiseldon

We had a good turnout for the GOM handover. It was Brian’s last hash as GOM and Keith assured us he was ready and able to take over. But first we had to meet the crowd. North Wilts joined us which swelled the numbers but not the number of runners. What’s happening? All the old…

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