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@wwaycorrigan An old friend once told me that in the world of horserace gambling, it’s best to be in one of two camps: The first is to know a lot about it, where you make an informed, “backed-up-by-facts” decision on your selection. The other is knowing nothing(...)

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@wwaycorrigan It’s pretty much accepted that money is not the chief motivator when it comes to our working lives. It plays a part to a point, but for the majority of us, there has to be more to our job than the pay packet at the end of the week or month or whenever.(...)

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@wwaycorrigan There is an expression we use in Ireland to describe those who put themselves before everybody else. We call them ‘mé féiners’, putting an English ending to two Irish-language words, ‘mé féin’, meaning ‘myself’. Basically, you(...)

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@wwaycorrigan “You can take the man out of the barrio but …” OK, the second part of that, “… you can’t take the barrio out of the man”, doesn’t really apply to me. The ‘barrios populares’, Bogotá’s working-class(...)

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@wwaycorrigan There is a general belief that ‘true’ journalism — the old, honest, non-fake news kind that is — and marketing don’t go together. Or, by definition at least, the former should always be very suspicious of the latter. A science versus religion(...)

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@wwaycorrigan Some of you may have noticed (hopefully you did anyway!) that there hasn’t been a new post up here for some time. In fact, November was the first ever ‘dry month’ in terms of new blog stories since this page went live back in January 2014. There(...)

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@wwaycorrigan These seem to be especially frightening times we’re living in. One could be forgiven for thinking things have an ‘end of days’ feel to them. The global political picture seems as divided as ever. Well you could argue it’s similar to Europe in(...)

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@radiobrendan Many people still don’t seem to get it. Or they wish it wasn’t so in any case. Basically, a significant reason US president Donald Trump proved to be — and still proves — popular across Middle America, away from the east and west coast echo chambers(...)

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@radiobrendan In previous posts I wrote about, or at least mentioned in passing, the visa issues I had in Colombia this year. Indeed, the chief reason for my recent visit to Venezuela was down to being unable to renew my ‘independent journalist’ visa. (I am somewhat(...)

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