“If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you’d best teach it to dance.” – George Bernard Shaw

Theatre producer Alex Ben-Mayor doesn’t do it for the ladies

I wouldn’t describe myself as a simple farm boy who gets swept up in an epic story of romance and heroism to become the stuff of campfire legend.

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How not to stage a revolution

There have been plenty of successful revolutions of late, with dictators across the Middle East being upended left right and centre. Not all revolutionaries did quite so well however, so if you want an idea of how to dethrone your leader, don’t do what these guys did.

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“Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.”
Robert H. Schuller 

Pirate Josef Collentine isn’t part of a normal political party

A pretentious loud-mouthed bigot is definitely words I wouldn’t use for describing myself but I don’t think anyone would.
I’ve only been described as dark once and hardly ever as stupid. I don’t conform to a 9-5 job and hope I never will. Change and variation keeps things interesting.

Writer Ben Kearvell doesn’t worry about defeat

What am I not? Hard to say. Publishing a book has inflated my ego. Sometimes people have to remind me that I’m not Philip Roth or Virginia Andrews… That said, I don’t look like a writer—I think. I’ve got more of a disgruntled-gym-teacher/veteran-garbage-collector thing going on.

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Andrew Barrow doesn’t recommend drinking wine underwater

I wouldn’t describe myself as dynamic, interesting, exciting, gregarious, funny, clever, talented, dog lover… what’s the opposite of sarcastic?

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“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

– Winston Churchill 

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