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Off The Wall Essays From Deep Within A Capricious Mind

Archive for January 24th, 2019

X Marks The Spot

Sitting with a bowl of wasabi peas and a mandarin, carrot and ginger smoothie, I’ve one eye on my laptop and the other on a Sky Atlantic show called The Trip to Spain. This a series of six half hour shows in which British entertainers/writers Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon sample cuisine at some of Spain’s top restaurants. As I write they’re dining ‘high on the hog’ in the Basque […]

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Being practically housebound in the aftermath of my heart attack has granted me significantly more time to focus on writing. My cardiologist’s orders to rest providing me with a perfect opportunity to concentrate on the literary job in hand. Negating against having to sneak twenty minutes of penmanship in here and there between everyday tasks, as was the case pre-cardiac arrest. As much as my current plight frustrates me, this […]

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