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a Washington D.C. diary, of sorts

There is a man who walks very slowly down my street every morning. He never walks on the pavement, always the road, keeping close to the parked cars. I spotted him once downtown. He’s not hard to miss. Dressed completely in black, … Continue reading

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haggis

I originally wrote this post some time ago, but recent events mean it is time for an update. So. A wee bit of sheep offal and some oats and they shit themselves. You can buy a hunting rifle and a pound … Continue reading

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balloons and stardust

“So are you excited about voting in your first election?” I asked a young colleague at a work dinner. “Yeah, kind of,” she replied, “But I don’t think I’ll bother with the presidential vote. I mean, I wanna make sure … Continue reading

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confused about American politics? me too.

So, where were we? Ah yes. Newt Gingrich bowed out of the campaign for the nomination with a verbose and graceless speech so heavy with narcissism that it’s a wonder he didn’t plummet through the stage after spraying his horrified audience … Continue reading

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Happy Robert Burns Day

** I originally wrote this post last year. But today, as we celebrate Robbie Burns Day, it’s worth remembering that I STILL CAN’T BLOODY WELL BUY HAGGIS HERE** So. A wee bit of sheep offal and some oats and they shit themselves. … Continue reading

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you had me at three-way

I wouldn’t normally stay up until the early hours unless I was on a promise, but last night’s battle between some people to win something in a way that I didn’t understand in a place I’d never been to was … Continue reading

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are you having a laugh?

So. A wee bit of sheep offal and some oats and they shit themselves. You can buy a hunting rifle and a pound of crack off some dodgy bloke down the high street, but can you get any haggis here? NO … Continue reading

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