Miscellaneous

A Christmas/Holiday Gift For You

THIRTY YEARS AGO, when first in the States, I took to writing short stories at the end of the year, printing them in limited quantities, and mailing them to select...
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KIF IN THE RIF, Part 3

(Continued from Parts 1 and 2) We are by now both curious and a little suspicious of what might greet us around the next corner. It turns out to be...
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COBBY & LITTEN take on BOOTHFERRY

Kingston-upon-Hull residents Russ Litten and Steve Cobby have been on what we call a “roll” since merging their talents as a one-off a couple of years back. For those who...
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SPOKEN WORD IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN THE NORTH OF ENGLAND

On my trip back to Britain in December, I called up my new Hull friend Russ Litten. I know him as an author, and poet, and raconteur, and for his...
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Accidental Courtesy: a brave take on American race

I had heard about Accidental Courtesy before I found myself in front of my Roku Box, with a rare free evening, searching PBS features because that’s how nerdy I am....
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IN APPRECIATION OF PRESIDENT OBAMA

Traveling the world last year, we found the traditional verbal introduction from host nation citizens, to be a simple and genuinely inquisitive: “Where are you from?” When we said America...
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We’re Leaving Home, bye bye

As most of you probably know, Tony Fletcher, Posie Strenz and Noel Fletcher will be leaving home on January 1 to spend 2016 backpacking their way around the world. Campbell Fletcher will be spending...
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Boy About Town Bonus chapter

‘Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting’ was originally intended to appear as ‘Number 44’ in Boy About Town’s sequential order of short stories, in between the chapters ‘Mamma Mia’ and ‘Join...
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