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Dealing with workplace bullies (Rousse)

When I congratulated Captain C on his thirty years of service at the University, he introduced me to his brother Martin. Although I had known Captain C for decades, until this point I had no idea of the existence of … Continue reading

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An unwelcome Christian

On a Sunday morning I found XY lying in a bed at my flat. He was there because Mansfield Church was fully booked. I could hardly bear to be in his company and wondered out loud how long we would … Continue reading

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The writing of Horace and Brighton bullies (Rousse)

This first gathering of the UK information science community in years took place on a hill top in Brighton. There I was really pleased to meet HJ Horace, the American writer. I told him that I wanted to buy his … Continue reading

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Scottish Tory leader resigns (Rousse)

I’d been chair of the Scottish Conservative party since 2006 (against my will). Now the grey-haired bully across the table was forcing me to resign. I was a disappointment to all. Even though I had held my post for almost … Continue reading

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Call me doctor, and please support the pandas (Rousse)

I never thought that I would be forced to encounter sixth form bullies Nasty N and Crafty C after I left school, but here they were, just across the room. It was over thirty years too late, but now – … Continue reading

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Primary school reunion mission thwarted (Rousse)

This was – apparently – a Hartburn Primary School reunion. We were given the run of the school itself. I enjoyed a quick peek in the kitchens, which hadn’t changed a jot in 40 years. My main quarry, however, was … Continue reading

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Performance anxieties (Rousse)

Over three decades had elapsed since my last encounter with this group of girls from my first secondary school, and I was curious to know what had become of them. In the course of conversation arch-bully CMcG confirmed that she … Continue reading

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