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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 – Spanish lessons / Corbyn / Eating out too much / Precinct 75

Mi es hambre, I say (Me is hunger). She says: no, it is tengo hambre. I try again: Yo ya hambre (I already hunger). No, she says. It is just tengo hambre. But, I say, in English there are many ways to

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Diary – Six Feet Under / Zadie Smith / May / Brexit / DIY

The weekend is over, just about, and I almost got through it without mentioning Trump. A four hour cycle today, in company, and somehow we avoided the issue. The truth is that I am actively seeking out the comfort of

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