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Diary – the Monarchy, Murder, Mountains and Spies

As Woody from Toy Story always says, life is bullshit.

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Diary – Kraftwerk, Legal Doping, Speed

It has been well over a month, but I won’t apologize. Weekly entries: were an aspiration. Not, dear diary, a promise. The election was now almost two months ago, and I only mention it so as to maintain a complete

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Holiday Diary – Rome, Part 1 (Corporeal)

I make no apology for my absence; I spent a fortnight in Rome on holiday. And I decided to make the holiday fundamental: I wrote not a word, other than for a few I wrote on a postcard. But a

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Diary – Vuvuzelas, LinkedIn, Heartbeats, Lightning Seeds

she smelled also and her house smelled too.

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Diary – Excess, Elections, Extinct Poets

His death at 26 was hastened by a bad review

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Diary – Tory determinism, Erotic arts

no doubt to discourage clandestine onanists.

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Diary – Submissions, Elections, Misery, Despair

due to the unique way in which our constitution barely works

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Diary – University Challenge, Mediocrity, Decline and Fall

I wonder, how does one come to terms with mediocrity?

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Diary – Ian McEwan, Adrian Mole, Blood transfusions, Libraries,

by which I mean that I committed a grave sin

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Diary – Yoga Ben, Rejections, Eleanor Catton, Holiday Plans

Fortunately, the food at the Beech Tree is beyond ghastly

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