Paratalk or Torque is where I take a paragraph, mostly at random, and talk about it however I wish. It’s an old column I’ve revived. It has fairly broad scope and could go on for ages. Let me know if you get bored, I may not listen though.  Today’s paragraph is ...

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Today’s paragraph comes from an Agatha Christie anthology, Problem at Pollensa Bay and Other Stories. The short story in question is ‘Yellow Iris’. I do love a good Christie book, and her short stories are no exception to this affection. I have most of the books published by her under ...

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Paratalk or Torque is where I take a paragraph, mostly at random, and talk about it however I wish. It’s an old column I’ve revived. It has fairly broad scope and could go on for ages. Let me know if you get bored, I may not listen though.  Today’s paragraph comes ...

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Paratalk or Torque is where I take a paragraph, mostly at random, and talk about it however I wish. It’s an old column I’ve revived. It has fairly broad scope and could go on for ages. Let me know if you get bored, I may not listen though. Today I’m taking ...

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Because I haven’t finished my current book I’m going to ramble a bit about what I did on the weekend. It was a fun time, but I’m seriously exhausted and there’s so much happening this week. Limmud Oz is a conference, although they bill it as a festival, that gives ...

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Paratalk or Torque is where I take a paragraph, mostly at random, and talk about it however I wish. It’s an old column I’ve revived. It has fairly broad scope and could go on for ages. Let me know if you get bored, I may not listen though. Today’s paragraph is ...

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Paratalk or Torque is where I take a paragraph, mostly at random, and talk about it however I wish. It’s an old column I’ve revived. It has fairly broad scope and could go on for ages. Let me know if you get bored, I may not listen though. Today’s paragraph is ...

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Paratalk or Torque is where I take a paragraph, mostly at random, and talk about it however I wish. It’s an old column I’ve revived. It has fairly broad scope and could go on for ages. Let me know if you get bored, I may not listen though. Today’s paragraph is ...

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Today I return to one of previous columns, thank you to Jenny for your comment. Paratalk or Torque is where I take a paragraph, mostly at random, and talk about it however I wish. Until I finish reading the book about Alan Turing this is the column I will write every ...

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And yes, it’s still the Alan Turing book. Last week I thought I had three weeks more to go, but I’m not sure I want to revise that time frame. I still think it’ll be three weeks, but three weeks from today. I’ve lost track of how many weeks I’ve ...

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I’m still reading the biography of Alan Turing, I may be a couple more weeks. Part of one of my tasks at the moment is to conduct an audit of my blog. I’ve been writing my blog here since April 2009, that’s a lot of writing and just like reading ...

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You’ve probably clicked in hoping for some fabulous list, you might be disappointed. I’m conducting an audit of my blog. It’s going to take some time as I’ve been writing for thirteen years. In the beginning I wrote every two or three days, then I increased it to every day ...

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I’m sure many of you can understand that. I’ve got a number of large, and long, projects on my To Do List. I think it’s probably too many, but I seem to actually have some kind of focus at the moment. This afternoon I managed to power my way through ...

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One thing that has been on my mind a lot of late is plagiarism. If I look I can find a number of examples of plagiarism but I’ll only give you one example because it’s fairly recent. John Hughes was nominated for the Miles Franklin award. At some stage it ...

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I don’t have a book to write about so I’m going to talk about my weekend. There is relevance to books. It was really busy and despite one good night’s sleep I’m looking forward to more sleep tonight. The two things I want to talk about are a play we ...

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