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L is for Lip Balm

For today, I return to h2g2 where I spent many great years. I mean years – given this entry comes from 2007 and my original entries appeared in 1999. Here I handled the subject of Lip Balm Addiction, something that I have struggled with myself. I started playing musical instruments – like the tenor horn…
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April 14, 2016 0

K is for Khan

One of my favourites and in turn one of my favourite movie moments of all time has to be Khan, as played by Ricardo Montalbán. While Montalbán undoubtedly had greater fame for other roles (like Mr Roarke from the long-running series Fantasy Island), he played the part of Khan Noonien Singh in the 1967 Star…
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April 14, 2016 0

J is for Jam

All the jam I like isn’t even called jam most of the time. Until I thought about writing this I didn’t even have it straight in my head what the variations in fruit preserves boiled down to (if you’ll pardon the pun). My favourite is Lemon Curd, which certainly sits alongside the jams in my…
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April 12, 2016 0

I is for Infirm

I worry about my state of health, both in body and mind. I worry about my friends and family as well, but I can take affirmative action more readily in mitigating my own decline! If I once believed that age would not wither me, I can confirm I was wrong. It obviously does. In the…
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April 11, 2016 0

H is for History

History has become the backbone of my life. Well, maybe one of the big bones in my arm. It’s significant. I enjoy history like I enjoy a good book. I enjoy history books more than any other book for that matter. Mind, I’m not necessarily talking about all history. Some of the recent stuff I…
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April 10, 2016 0

G is for Games

It would be remiss of me not to mention Games for today’s letter. Games have become my life. I have no recollection of when I played my first game, but I still have the Snakes and Ladders board my sister and I played on as kids at my Gran’s house. The board has an orange…
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April 8, 2016 1

F is for Family

F is for Family I didn’t quite know what to write about today until I had a shower. Revelation most often happens in the shower. I have never worked out why. Without family where would I be? What would I be doing? I speak of myself here – not judging the quality of family or the…
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April 7, 2016 0

E is for Explosive

Conceived and patented by the prolific inventor Arthur Paul Pedrick, the Internally Explosive Nail is a display of lateral thinking that pervades Pedrick’s work. Whereas so many people mutter “I could have done that” after the event, here is a man who charges forward and seizes the moment. In 2000, I published this article as…
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April 6, 2016 0

D is for Daredevil

Who would have thought that the mean streets of Hell’s Kitchen could hold so many ninjas simultaneously? I’m only kidding. Daredevil has taken my household by storm. I joined Netflix on a whim late last year to watch Jessica Jones (JJ) and had not really thought about Daredevil (DD). I watched JJ all the way…
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April 5, 2016 2

C is for Cthulhu

While HP Lovecraft created Cthulhu as one character of many, he has become a real focus. It seems that you can’t go to any geek event without finding something emblazoned with the green watery horror. Every game seems to have a Cthulhu variation. Every t-shirt, soft toy, and bobble-headed plastic figure range has, at least,…
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April 4, 2016 5