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Ruth Nicol and Cover Problems

I first met Ruth Nicol back in 1997 when we both worked for a now defunct life assurance company. We worked in the I.T. department, which in itself was pretty much as you’d imagine: dull, soul-sucking, and barely bare-able. My … Continue reading

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Illustrated Edition of ‘Silly Poems for Wee People’ Now Available

Image: Chas Stramash Silly Poems for Wee People (Illustrated) Yesterday saw the launch of the illustrated edition of my popular kids’ poetry book, SILLY POEMS FOR WEE PEOPLE. Published under my pseudonym, Chas Stramash, the book is 38 pages long … Continue reading

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The Future is Bright

Image: Unknown I had the entire day away from the day job yesterday and it was absolute bliss. Not that I used the time to laze about, oh no, I got off my arse and got wired into tying up … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Book Festival Programme Highlights

Image: Stock Book Festival Highlights From the moment I got out my bed yesterday morning I was held in a mode of excitement. I knew that at 12 noon the Edinburgh Book Festival was being launched, an event that not … Continue reading

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Still Undecided in the Scottish Parliamentary Elections

Image: STV.tv The Scottish Elections It’s another sunny but chilly day over the Scottish capital. I think this contradiction in weather patterns has something to do with the Scottish Parliamentary Elections this week. Oh, hadn’t you heard? Yes, we Scots … Continue reading

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Magnifying A Constable

Image: The Hay Wain, John Constable (1821) Lately I’ve been re-ordering albums I used to listen to when I was younger but only ever had on cassette tape. Vinyl is covered since I got my USB Turntable, which I use … Continue reading

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Poetry, Prose And Plays

Image: mangpage Scotland’s last minute loss to Wales at rugby on Saturday was a huge blow. For the first time in a long time Scotland played like a team that knew what they were doing. With no fear and renewed … Continue reading

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