Archive for January, 2009

I Couldn't Survive Without Good Coffee

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 at 12:48

My coffee ran out this morning but I was seeing a friend at Tinderbox in Angel Islington which meant I was assured of a great cup of coffee. Tinderbox only has two stores–London and Glasgow–and the London one is about to move around the corner to a very light and spacious new shop. Isn’t it […]






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Comedy Redux

Friday, January 23rd, 2009 at 01:12

It’s back. I have restarted with my comedy group run by indefatigable Chris Head. We are such a different bunch this time. There are three of us from last autumn but the others are new. Well, they aren’t really new, quite the opposite actually. Some of them have done rather a lot of gigs. For […]






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Murder One: Death by Degrees

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 at 18:01

It’s a while since I posted about my love of detective stories. We in London have been lucky to have a bookshop specializing in the genre, Murder One, run by Maxim Jakubowski. Besides running the shop Maxim edits collections of murder stories, eg. London Noir, and writes his own books. And each week he would […]






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Being Ready to Tackle 2009

Thursday, January 8th, 2009 at 17:21

Are you ready for the challenges of 2009? Here’s a guide by T.S. Eliot to help you through the next 12 months. (Thanks to the New Yorker)






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The Change Agenda – Whom Are You Callin' "Irreverent"?

Sunday, January 4th, 2009 at 21:00

A new legal web 2.0 site, Legal OnRamp, is engendering exciting discussions on the changes coming to the legal profession. One such is the title of this post–an American Lawyer feature–which was started by Legal OnRamp’s founder, Paul Lippe, about how lawyers will need to speak change. We are seeing major law firms imploding in […]






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