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The Curious Case of John Terry

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On paper, John Terry is a hero/protagonist prototype dream come true. Handsome, athletic, a major God in the Premier League and Rei de Toto* at his career-long club Arsenal, John has been on my radar for a long time. Even his well-known penchant for self-destruction didn’t put me off, I can work with that. I’ve redeemed worse assholes. Over time, however,…

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Phonics ruined me.

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Phonics ruined me. In the 1970’s it started in the third grade. I had been cruising nicely through first and second grade, unaware of the linguistic brick wall I was heading towards. Reading was never a problem, my parents were wonderful and read to me every night, and I already loved books. Spelling, however, turned out to be quite a…

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Soccer Gods: my new crush

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Gosh, I miss http://www.kickette.com. Those girls were sharp, funny and merciless. There were short-term replacements… dirtyfootball.com, the FoxNews soccer channel, but none came close. But now I have www.soccergods.com and not a moment too soon. All of my Zlatan Ibrahimovic updates in one place, with rock solid writing too boot. True, they are guys and lack that feminine knack for…

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Keeping your characters in the dark

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One problem an author faces is keeping their characters away from information. It gets harder and harder as mobile phones proliferate, texting is now a continuous stream and security eyes seem to be everywhere. Hero not suppose to go to building rigged to explode? One call will put it right. “Really? There’s enough Dinitrophenyl hydrazine in there to wipe Norwich…

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An opening for the underdog

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I’m always on the look out for ways the underdog can get a shot at a win, and the current drama at Manchester United provides ample opportunity. It was complained about for years that the top of the Premier League was a boring rotation of the same old super teams, but with the retirement of Sir Alex Manchester United’s future…

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