Monthly Archives: August 2012

It’s Only Intellectually Insecure People Who Feel the Need to Ridicule non-Academic Qualifications

Calling some subjects ‘Mickey Mouse’ subjects is as unhelpful as calling other subjects pretentious.   Why do people keep calling the less academic subjects ‘Mickey Mouse’ subjects? Why does everybody have to do brilliantly at the traditional academic subjects in … Continue reading

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The worst people in the world

  So, it’s Feragosto and the village has gone wild. Normally, the place where I live is inhabited by about 20 other people, all over 80. In the winter I can be woken up in bed by a pear falling … Continue reading

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Creepy Guy on a Plane

  Just back from Baku. I went for three days to write some pieces for a glossy magazine and flew there and back overnight from Rome via Doha. It was a nightmare journey. I live six hours away from Rome … Continue reading

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