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Simon Says edition 071/September 2022

posted on: 13 September 2022

The September 2022 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: the cons we want to believe.

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Simon Says edition 070/August 2022

posted on: 9 August 2022

The August 2022 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: the best film score, ever.

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Simon Says edition 069/July 2022

posted on: 12 July 2022

The July 2022 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: a look at film noir—where it started, and how we feel its influence in movies and novels

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Simon Says edition 068/June 2022

posted on: 14 June 2022

The June 2022 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: We Own This City.

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Simon Says edition 067/May 2022

posted on: 10 May 2022

The May 2022 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: Can’t change the facts… Maybe you can change the context?

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Simon Says edition 066/April 2022

posted on: 12 April 2022

The April 2022 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: Wronged? Vengeful? Want to criticize?

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Simon Says edition 065/March 2022

posted on: 8 March 2022

The March 2022 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: Is it a crime to break the rules for crime fiction?

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Simon Says edition 064/February 2022

posted on: 8 February 2022

The February 2022 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: have you caught the Wordle bug yet?

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Simon Says edition 063/January 2022

posted on: 11 January 2022

The January 2022 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: why do we make changes?

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Simon Says edition 062/December 2021

posted on: 14 December 2021

The December 2021 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: have you watched Showtrial?

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Simon Says edition 061/November 2021

posted on: 9 November 2021

The November 2021 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: what notions will become so obsolete that they make no sense to future readers.

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Simon Says edition 060/October 2021

posted on: 12 October 2021

The October 2021 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: let me make the case for rereading books.

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Simon Says edition 059/September 2021

posted on: 14 September 2021

The September 2021 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: different ways to tell stories.

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Simon Says edition 058/August 2021

posted on: 10 August 2021

The August 2021 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: avoiding online surveillance.

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Simon Says edition 057/July 2021

posted on: 13 July 2021

The July 2021 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: guns, bullets and other things the movies get wrong.

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Simon Says edition 056/June 2021

posted on: 8 June 2021

The June 2021 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: The Big Lebowski.

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Simon Says edition 055/May 2021

posted on: 11 May 2021

The May 2021 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: adding a bit of Markdown to your text.

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Simon Says edition 054/April 2021

posted on: 13 April 2021

The April 2021 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: have you been watching Spiral?

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Simon Says edition 053/March 2021

posted on: 9 March 2021

The March 2021 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: tribal rituals.

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Simon Says edition 052 February 2021

posted on: 9 February 2021

The February 2021 edition of Simon Says, my readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: a solution to the illogicality where words are not spelled as they are pronounced.

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