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Simon Says edition 041/March 2020

posted on: 10 March 2020

The March 2020 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: what is usury, why do we care about it, and why is a fiction writer interested in the notion?

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Simon Says edition 040/February 2020

posted on: 11 February 2020

The February 2020 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: How do we stay in contact, especially under the most challenging circumstances?

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Simon Says edition 039/January 2020

posted on: 14 January 2020

The January 2020 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: Why do we tell stories and why do we listen to stories?

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Simon Says edition 038/December 2019

posted on: 10 December 2019

The December 2019 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: Baby Driver and The Irishman; the things we do to protect those we love, and the consequences of the choices we make.

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Simon Says edition 037/November 2019

posted on: 12 November 2019

The November 2019 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: a return to Pollute the Poor. Podcasts: what to check out, the ethics of true crime podcasts, and how to listen to podcasts.

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Simon Says edition 036/October 2019

posted on: 8 October 2019

The October 2019 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: where do the ideas come from and which ideas then get chosen to become part of a story?

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Simon Says edition 035/September 2019

posted on: 10 September 2019

The September 2019 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: Can you make yourself lucky? Renée Ballard, a new series character from Michael Connelly; and LAPD internal politics.

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Simon Says edition 034/August 2019

posted on: 13 August 2019

The August 2019 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition I talk about the books I’ve read in the first half of 2019.

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Simon Says edition 033/July 2019

posted on: 9 July 2019

The July 2019 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: when Clementina met Liam Glass; Sometimes we tell lies with the best of intentions but usually our motives are less pure; and Killing Eve, is season two as good as the first?

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Simon Says edition 032/June 2019

posted on: 11 June 2019

The June 2019 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: crime as a lens; refusing to listen to advice; and heading back to watch TV.

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Simon Says edition 031/May 2019

posted on: 14 May 2019

The May 2019 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: looking and seeing to show and hide; thank you; and after the fire.

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Simon Says edition 030/April 2019

posted on: 9 April 2019

The April 2019 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: picking favorites; currency, value, and living off the grid; and more documentaries.

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Simon Says edition 029/March 2019

posted on: 12 March 2019

The March 2019 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: looking at the world afresh, Surrey Hills, Tattoo Your Name on My Heart, and a gothic revival mortuary chapel.

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Simon Says edition 028/February 2019

posted on: 12 February 2019

The February 2019 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: Frederick Forsyth’s latest book, The Fox. In case of disaster. Closer to the edit

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Simon Says edition 027/January 2019

posted on: 8 January 2019

The January 2019 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: The Day of the Jackal—a great book and a film that is as good as the book; Who have I been talking about? I told you to watch Killing Eve.

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Simon Says edition 026/December 2018

posted on: 11 December 2018

The December 2018 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition, music: Antonio Lauro, Leathan Wilkey’s soundtrack, and John Martyn.

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Simon Says edition 025/November 2018

posted on: 13 November 2018

The November 2018 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: Killing Eve; the physics of story telling; and never do today what you can put off until tomorrow.

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Simon Says edition 024/October 2018

posted on: 9 October 2018

The October 2018 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: how we use words when we want to influence; choosing the right keyboard; and setting up a comfortable work environment.

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Simon Says edition 023/September 2018

posted on: 11 September 2018

The September 2018 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: a small presentational change; a DVR for your reading; do I have the best solution for typing on the go; and five questions.

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Simon Says edition 022/August 2018

posted on: 14 August 2018

The August 2018 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

There’s only one topic in this month’s edition: five questions.

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