Author Archives: Ben W

Here’s what happened when I emailed all the churches in Wrexham telling them I was gay & wanted to join their church.

One day I won’t have to write about faith and sexuality. I don’t see that day coming any time soon but I can hope. This post isn’t going to investigate the theological in/out, shake it all about around the interpretation … Continue reading

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I appear to have lost myself down the sofa for a bit but I’ve wrestled control back of my blog and I’m here again.

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Chippenham Comedy Festival, June 2013

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Wolfhound Century by Peter Higgins

In the interest of Full Disclosure I was sent a free copy of Wolfhound Century by the publisher to read and, if I really wanted to, review. If you’d like me to read a book [and maybe even review it] … Continue reading

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In praise of reading aloud (and some tips for the fearful)

I absolutely support the call by James Patterson and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall for more parents to read to their children. My Dad read to me when I was a kid and it didn’t harm me at all. I … Continue reading

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Makers make the world

I’ve already listened once through to the BBC Radio 4 Podcast Series a history of the world in 100 objects. I love the series for it’s incompleteness, it’s bias and the lengths that Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, … Continue reading

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What on earth are you doing here?

I read lovely Jon Hickman’s post on Paradise Circus about how he ended up in Birmingham. It’s a lovely bit of writing. I like Jon. I like how he writes. I’d like him to write more but, you know, he’s … Continue reading

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Lower those expectations, Benji

I’ve been wondering what it would take to trigger a slightly gloaty “I’ve moved house” post. I didn’t think it would be a grumble about how my new local council “does social media”. The #wmgrit hashtag is a great amalgamation … Continue reading

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Benjitales Chapter 7: Judges

The Process required a new monarch on the throne in the Tall Tower at the middle of the city. Each time a monarch was selected a slightly different method had been employed- one year residents had to draw pieces of … Continue reading

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2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,500 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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Looking back at the Advent challenge

The Advent Challenge was one of those well thought out not really very well thought out ideas. I had an idea I’d quite like to do five days about commuting & then five days that were book reviews. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Advent 25: The Day Itself

Happy Christmas. Here marks the end of my advent adventure/challenge but stick around as something exciting (well, I think it’s exciting) will be happening from tomorrow until New Year’s Eve. Thank you for reading, following along and chipping in over … Continue reading

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