Monthly Archives: January 2012

Bruce McAllister – a masterclass in how to use answers to improve questions.

Bruce McAllister was born in 1946 to a peripatetic Navy family with a Pearl-Harbor-survivor father and an underdog-championing anthropologist mother.¬† As children, he and his brother Jack lived in Florida, Washington D.C., California and Italy. For twenty-five years he taught … Continue reading

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Football nil, Cheats one

It becomes more difficult every week for sensible people to remain football fans. Based in Ireland, I watch the English Premier League on TV on a regular basis – mostly when Liverpool are involved (for my sins in this and … Continue reading

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Latest Score: Kinks one, Beatles nil.

Making comparisons between pop groups is invidious and ultimately pointless. But I was listening to a song at work yesterday, Sunny Afternoon by The Kinks and attempted to explain the song to a younger colleague in its temporal and political … Continue reading

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Bloggerview meets Todd McCaffrey

Tell me one little known fact about Todd McCaffrey. Okay, some people know that I was born Todd Johnson. ¬†Most people don’t know that I changed started using McCaffrey as my last name because I was asked to switch last … Continue reading

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Stone Age Cooking

I’m cooking dinner today and I decided to make cauliflower cheese as a side dish. It’s been a while so I looked up a recipe on-line to check I had all my ducks in a row. Heaven help us, the … Continue reading

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Crimes Against Singing (and Dylan)

Hi, my name is Bob and I listen to Prog Rock. There, it’s out in the open. The first step on the road to recovery. When I got back into vinyl I decided to re-vist my past sins, but from … Continue reading

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Top Music from 2011

For the past five years I have been a committed collector of vinyl LPs. Before I got back into records I dismissed vinyl nuts who claimed music sounded better on big old 12 inch discs. Now, I must reveal myself … Continue reading

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The Juliet E. McKenna Bloggerview

Today, for your delectation, I offer an interview with the internationally acclaimed UK fantasy author Juliet E. McKenna. Her books include the series The Tales of Einarinn, The Aldabreshin Compass and currently The Lescari Revolution trilogy. Her new novel, Dangerous … Continue reading

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Roll up. Roll up. It’s the all-new, all-singing, all-dancing Bloggerview.

Welcome to my first Bloggerview (or blog Interview). I am hoping to speak to a number of well-known and not-so-well-known contributors to the science fiction, fantasy and horror genres and share their thoughts with a wider audience through my blog. … Continue reading

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Utter Rubbish – Shock!

So I went to see the new Sherlock Holmes movie the other day. Brought my family. I kinda liked the first one – a bit of a comeback for Guy Ritchie. But the follow-up is, as my header shouts, utter … Continue reading

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