2017-178-Rant

Rant Hello friend, Another film related grumble. Many years ago, I watched the film ‘Meet Joe Black’. There was a scene where Brad Pitt steps out onto the road, after a run of the mill conversation with his girlfriend, whereupon he gets hit by a vehicle. I’ve never seen anyone run over but the special
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2017-177-Transfer

Transfer Hello friend, I received a reply from the Scottish Prison Service; in typically timeous fashion (not like the English side, I’ll be lucky if I get a reply in the next 3 months). They gave me a more detailed reason: “… concerns about the risk of the media interest and community reprisals …” This
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2017-176-Arts Project

Arts Project Hello friend, So, what’s been happening? Well, the project governor has denied receiving the application I submitted to him at the beginning of December; reply now 15 days overdue. My personal officer has emailed a copy of the text in my application. After I spoke with the internal Koestler Trust competition coordinator, where
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2017-175-Rant

Rant Hello friend, No.2; Two words, ‘signature dish’; guaranteed to make me change channel. The utter pretentiousness of a home cook tempting to elevate potatoes and onions into some sort of work of art. Wake up and smell the coffee; although, they may well have used coffee in their ridiculous recipe. Don’t over egg what
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2017-172-Transfer

Transfer Hello friend, I just found out one reason why it took the Cross-border Transfer Section so long to process my application… they lost some of the reports done by prison staff. This begs the question: where are they? This is very concerning and questions will be asked. Be happy, be safe. Graham Coutts, 16th
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2017-170-Rant

Rant Hello friend, I’ve been building up a list of my pet peeves. Let’s call this pet peeve no.1: Have you noticed how the preponderance of vomiting in films and TV drama? One film must have started off this craze. Perhaps, the protagonist experienced a huge trauma and spontaneously vomited. Possibly realistic given the right
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2017-169-Key

2017 – 169 – key Key Hello friend, The original blog entitled ‘key’ was stopped by security as it was deemed as: ‘could cause anxiety’. Putting to one side that the PSI only allows them stop correspondence/blog ‘intends to cause anxiety’, who would it cause anxiety to? The original blog was about one of the
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