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Song of the week (Yuletide Special): Christmas in Bed

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The great 5 x 15 Stories asked me to write a Christmas song for them. I'm not sure this is quite what they were expecting. Christmas in Bed by TerenceBlacker And here's its launch, with two other songs, when I...

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Modern love is just lust in the ether

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Like the hula-hoop, skateboarding and computer games, sexting is one of those teenage fads which has spread unexpectedly into the adult world. There was a time when talking dirty by text – or, more challengingly, within the 140-character form of...

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Jim Morrison – the rock star who flashed for freedom

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It must have been something of a shock for those attending a global-warming rally this week to find themselves caught up in an international debate about a dead rock star's penis. Before turning to the state of the planet, the...

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We grow kinder as we get older

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To an outsider, it would have seemed a  normal enough gathering: 25 chaps of a certain background, of a certain age, at a gentlemen’s club in London.  Around the long table, there was the usual mix of banterers and jokers,...

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Divorced, and back on the couch

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The co-author of Families and How to Survive Them has embarked upon his Alimony Tour. One of the comic themes of this travelling one-man show derives from his divorce from his third wife Alyce, and the expensive settlement which followed....

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The hidden terrors of the countryside

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It is time for town-dwellers to be very brave. We are about to venture into the perilous unknown. There is a place, according to no less an authority than the director-general of the National Trust, which is "alien" and "full...

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