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The Art & Practice of Being Normal

“Hide, hide, the cow’s outside!” “I ain’t afraid of no cow.” – final lines to a child’s joke, circa 1960s I’m paid to be normal: compassionate, encouraging, yet normal. Because I work in mental health, and it doesn’t do for … Continue reading

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The Questionable Status of Dick’s ‘atband

Remember that bit in “Beetlejuice”, when two of the main characters happened across “The Handbook for the Recently Deceased”? It would be lovely if such a handbook exists, although odds are I’ll treat it like I do most magazines: ie, … Continue reading

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How to be a Foreigner

Brigadier: “Well, naturally enough the only country that could be trusted with such a role was Great Britain.” The Doctor: “Well, naturally. I mean, the rest were all foreigners.” Fancy being the square peg amongst the round ‘uns? Someone who, … Continue reading

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