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Protest Only Lends Credence to the System

Over in society, there seems to be a plethora of creditable, highly-networked protest movements of late, all principally involved with bringing down the traditional power structures that they see as governing our world. Few days go by without society’s news … Continue reading

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Adventures With Spanish Parochialism

The word “parrochial” exists in Spanish but, of the two definitions in English listed by the Oxford dictionary, Spanish only permits one; the one that means “relating to a Church parish”. The other definition? “Having a limited or narrow outlook … Continue reading

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A Picaresque Revelation

Waking up one morning and realising I was a fictional character in someone else’s book might have been difficult to take. But, instead, I chose to view it (or, my creator chose for me to view it) as liberation. I … Continue reading

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Protected: Cadiz – A Place To Forget

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2 pairs of Chinos for 50 Euros

Everyone needs an “in”. Mine is working in an English academy. It’s a way of meeting people, I suppose. That’s how I try to view it. This particular school is run by 2 English misfits in their mid-forties. One seems … Continue reading

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Trying to sound interested without using Nazi slogans

We meet, introduced by a drunk acquaintance who forgets both our names mid sentence. She nods in my direction by way of saying “hello”. It may have been shyness- a nervous reaction that compelled her to suck a mouthful of … Continue reading

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