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Eddie Truman: 1963 – 2016

So the Calvinist Atheist has passed. A rare case of a man deceased who needs no whitewashing. Whenever his “lover, comrade and friend”, his beloved “Feminist Avenger”, has to sit down and talk to someone about the ‘arrangements’ there will … Continue reading

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Paris

Reason and Nuance walked into a bar. Well, it was a café, actually. But how many sick jokes start with anyone walking into a café? It was the morning of Saturday, 14th November 2015. Somewhere on the  19th arrondissement. Reason … Continue reading

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A Conversation

  “I voted Conservative, to be honest.” “What??” She got all defensive then. Like they do. “Listen, “ I said. “You’re a single mum. In a council house. Living on benefits. With a disabled boyfriend!” “Don’t say that!” she cried. … Continue reading

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Fae the Bookworm

Books are, obviously, important. Very important. They are the staff of life. From the time my auld man taught me to read I’ve been hooked. And as well as finishing at least one or two books every week without fail, I write … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Fae Iris Paterson

Good morning, gorgeous. You’re now one year old. And what a year it’s been. Easily one of the happiest of my life and, judging from your near-permanent smile, a pretty good one for you too. If this granddad has anything to … Continue reading

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Turkish Delight

Stopped at a nearby garage/convenience store this morning. At the counter two customers – 50ish white men, complete with beer guts and crap tattoos – discuss the recent events in Tunisia.  Lots of hang them-shoot them-flog them-bomb-the-bastards rhetoric. Meanwhile the … Continue reading

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Dear Katie

A lot of my friends believe you should be ignored. You, and the squalid lying rag for which you ‘write’, exist only to perpetuate yourselves and the hate-filled bile you, collectively, insist on vomiting upon the rest of us. I … Continue reading

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