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Jack Barrow

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I live in Hertfordshire, England, where I write about popular philosophy in modern life. I have a particular interest in the way people are rejecting mainstream religion and creating their own philosophies from the bottom up. These ideas cannot really be described as theological in the way that western religions are and they seem closer to eastern mysticism, such as Buddhism or Zen, while being dressed up with symbolism drawn from folkloric sources. I particularly cringe at all this create miracle healing in your life crap. Try learning about yourself and face up to your difficulties! (Is that a bit harsh? It probably is but the first step towards personal growth is understanding of self and internalisation of responsibility wherever approp ...more

So, my old friend had a video camera.


We were on a weekend away and just happened to be in Whitby, one of the locations from the Travelogue and I have all sorts of theories of where Bram Stoker actually wrote Dracula. Anyway, while I was in Whitby my phone rang and it was my friend who had a video camera. Remember the last blog about the Travelogue, not the one with the trees, the trees are gone...

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This was an excellent book but don't buy it on Kindle. You don't need me to tell you how great it is as all those other reviews will explain that it lists all the little devices that so many writers would love to be able to remember. But that's the p ...more
The Elements of Eloquence by Mark Forsyth
"This is one of those highly lauded books (with an average GR rating of 4.32 stars no less), which lay in my lap like a flabby hippo.

It was not my thing.

I read non-fiction. I like to LEARN. But this collection of rhetorical terms swept over me lik..." Read more of this review »
" Hi Anthony thanks for the interest. The travelogue is drafted and I'm waiting to hear back from a couple of editors. The next step would be to try to ...more "
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“A certain man once lost a diamond cuff-link in the wide blue sea, and twenty years later, on the exact day, a Friday apparently, he was eating a large fish - but there was no diamond inside. That’s what I like about coincidence.”
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