21st September 2014

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I don’t consider myself an unintelligent man; others may differ, though in many cases, it would be regarding a lack of common sense than intelligence per se; I’m always reminded that there’s very little less common than common sense. Moreover, I’ve made enough foolish and unintelligent decisions…

GOING CHEEP On making your mind up… or not.

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20th September 2014

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I doubt there’s many reading this who, upon coming across the name of Alberto Gonzales, would remember that he was an Attorney General of the United States. When he resigned, Jay Leno suggested that he was “the only man who thought that the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth were…

GOING CHEEP On the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth… maybe.

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19th September 2014

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It’s strange when through an unexpected series of events, you rediscover the pleasure of something you’d not exactly forgotten, but more accurately just not thought about for a long time.

My father taught me to play chess when I wasn’t even a teenager yet and I was a regular player (both at…

GOING CHEEP On chess and backgammon, and which I prefer.

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18th September 2014

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I’m not sure you can be a writer if you don’t enjoy words. For someone who’s as comfortable with numbers as I am, it puzzled me for a long time why I also liked the English Language. And then I realised: it didn’t matter, so I stopped wondering about it.

I do like words, though. Both used…

GOING CHEEP On words and writing.

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17th September 2014

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It’s not often that I feel sorry for politicians. As a species, they don’t exactly lend themselves to sympathy for their oh so hard lives.

Don’t get me wrong; I think they have an incredibly difficult job at whatever level of politics they inhabit. Sure, a local councillor has far fewer…

GOING CHEEP On voting and who I feel sorry for…

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16th September 2014

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So, what’s on my mind right now? Harold Macmillan. The name may not be familiar to you, or it might; I never know who’s reading this thing.

Macmillan was the British Prime Minister from 1957 to 1963, and among the sayings for which he’s remembered, a disputed one’s been playing on my mind today; indeed, it’s been on my mind for several days.

GOING CHEEP On ‘events, dear boy, events’.

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16th September 2014

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‘Shaft’ by Isaac Hayes is my new jam.

‘Shaft’ by Isaac Hayes is my new jam.

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16th September 2014

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The weather

The weather

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15th September 2014

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With three days to go until Scotland votes in their Independence Referendum, I figured I’d add a few thousand pixels to the discussion. This isn’t anything other than - as is always the case with Going Cheep - what’s on my mind when I start typing. So there’ll be no big ideas, no attempts to…

GOING CHEEP On a referendum or plebiscite.

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14th September 2014

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Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing, a remake of this post. Source.

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14th September 2014

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It’s strange when someone comes up with an idea, someone later comes up with the same idea, and then it’s the later implementation that gets stuck in your brain as the exemplar.

I’m sure that’s happened throughout history with various discoveries , but at the moment, it’s the idea of using…

GOING CHEEP On spying and tradecraft.

13th September 2014

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Many more experienced and wise people than I often write about the craft of writing. There are books on the subject, almost too many to count, and I’m sure more than a few academic theses on the subject.

There are also those who write upon their preferred method of writing: the hours during which…

GOING CHEEP On writing and handwriting.

12th September 2014

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Aren’t painkillers wonderful?

The whole point of Going Cheep, as I made plain when I commenced it at the beginning of August, is to write a couple of hundred words or so every day on whatever’s on my mind when I start typing.

And today it’s the wonder of painkillers. Now, to be fair, that’s…

GOING CHEEP On pain and painkillers.

11th September 2014

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I’m hearing people talk; not hearing the radio, nor a podcast, nor even the audio feed of a tv station, one of the wonders of the Internet age. Sentences strike my ears as the speakers walk past, or as I walk past them.

Hearing the words “I love you” as someone walks past, only half-concentrating…

GOING CHEEP On hearing and listening.

11th September 2014

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Weather while wandering…

Weather while wandering…