Society
06 December 1999
I looked around the other day and realised that encouragement had gone. Remember encouragement? You'd do something,...
Society
29 November 1999
After years of uncertainty about the exact status I enjoy in the world of public speaking, it is vaguely gratifying to...
Society
22 November 1999
Just when I thought that my recent visits to the osteopath had got my body back into working order for the long winter...
Society
15 November 1999
As we passed yet another anonymous hotel flying the familiar ten top tourist flags, my driver asked if I'd even been to...
Society
08 November 1999
I sat on the edge of Mike's bed in the Whittington Hospital on Monday and tried to think of what to say. Mike had been...
Society
01 November 1999
We were in the Hope when Geoff pointed to a man with a jug of Hoegaarden. "Isn't that thingy from The Cops? Should say...
Society
25 October 1999
Although I find it difficult to listen to In The Psychiatrist's Chair because of the constant sense that I could...
Society
18 October 1999
It's not good news. On the very day I'm due to lunch with a woman from Routledge who wants me to write a wholly...
Society
11 October 1999
What with getting up too late for the orang-utan trip because of the hour I'd spent in the middle of the night pursuing...
Society
04 October 1999
By the time you read you this I will be in Borneo. But don't take that as a threat. I can promise that I will not be...
Society
27 September 1999
I'm getting ready to move into my own office. I don't officially take possession until next Wednesday but I've already...
Society
20 September 1999
Last Wednesday night I spent two hours, sitting on a high stool in the Majestic Hotel, Harrogate, leering at women half...
Society
13 September 1999
It all started with a perfectly innocent little chat before dinner about an academic colleague of mine from Teesside...
Society
06 September 1999
Last Tuesday evening I realised with extreme alarm that although I was sitting as usual in my Posture-Wise chair, there...
Society
30 August 1999
Once again it's time for our annual summer party. This year could be rather special. We're using the caterers who did...

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