All posts by Gordon

2018-25-Weepies

Weepies Hello friend, I seem to have watched a few films and shows recently which have reduced me to a blubbering shell of a man. Mel Gibson’s ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ and also ‘Patriot’s Day’ are two of the most recent ones. Actually, it’s getting a little out of hand. We have a short Friday morning at
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2018-24-Rant

Rant Hello friend, Fist bumps! I cannot stand fist bumps. Are we so insecure that we have to follow every fad which comes from another American sub-culture. A few days ago, I was in the dinner queue (again) where a guy, whom I have never spoken to, put out his fist. I said: “I don’t
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2018-23-Parole

Parole Hello friend, Given the recent histrionics surrounding the Parole Board, I have wanted to write something on this for some time. In the interests of clarity, this is not a comment on any one particular case. We have a legal system in this country which has been developed over centuries by people who have
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2018-22-Harrassment

Harassment Hello friend, (sigh)…Where to start…yet again, despite my best efforts to isolate myself from 99% of the prison poulation, my (relative) equinimity has been troubled. Whilst I am unable to go into the full details, at this stage, a few weeks ago I was behind a prisoner in the dinner queue; about 6 feet
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2018-21-Projects

Projects Hello friend, I got a really good book this week: ‘The Screenwriter’s Bible’ – David Trottier. There’s a big section on formatting. In fact, it’s helped me to understand how to go about screen written; I had stalled a a little bit on this. It was very exciting when I finally wrote the opening
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2018-20-Rant

2018-20-Rant Rant Hello friend, Have you seen that family tree advert where the hipster dude, in tasteful black and white, and in slo’ mo’, tells us that he’s part Viking? He’s clearly over the moon about this fact. My question is this: what is the appeal of Vikings? They raped and pillaged their way across
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2018-19-Organ Donor

018-19-organ donor Hello friend, A little while ago I submitted an application to Healthcare requesting information on becoming an organ donor (this is something I have been since my teens but my registration may have lapsed); they told me prisoners could not be organ donors. Hello, I sense a battle on the horizon. True to
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2018-16-Psychology

Psychology Hello friend, Back to my favourite subject… Since it was revealed by the government that the SOPT had been a complete failure (see blog: 1O3), the psychology department department here appears to be having some problems.. Firstly, the head of psychology is leaving; no idea why but it seems a little coincidental; sinking ship!
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