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@radiobrendan It was with some bemusement I found myself watching the Fox News hosted US Republican Party presidential candidates’ debate the other night ahead of the upcoming Iowa caucus. Most of it was utterly cringeworthy — no surprises there I hear you say. Perhaps we(...)

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@radiobrendan The ridiculous amounts of money the globe’s top sports stars earn is something that is regularly debated. It’s certainly a topic that comes up with many of my more advanced English students via a discussion book that explores what are seen as some of(...)

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@radiobrendan Some like it in its brilliant-white crystal form, taken with a spoon. Others prefer it less refined, in its ‘purer’ state. While more, perhaps the majority in the world, prefer to ingest it, refined, into the bloodstream via a straw. It’s a global(...)

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@radiobrendan We are, as it’s said, shaped by our history; and certain past experiences define us more than others. This year, Ireland is gearing up to commemorate the centenaries of a couple of such ‘game-changing’ events. In general, they are viewed as(...)

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@radiobrendan We can often be quite selfish beings, or at the very least parochial. So while the El Niño weather phenomenon is causing significant hardship for many across Colombia and beyond in terms of severe drought, in Bogotá, to all extent and purposes, it’s been(...)

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@radiobrendan The on-line edition of the Oxford English Dictionary defines ‘sport’ as ‘an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment’. The amount of ‘physical(...)

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@radiobrendan 2015. Best summed up as a year I’d largely like to scrap from the memory bank. Any time you lose a loved one is never easy; this is made even more difficult when it’s someone who left this earth way before her time, someone who had so much more to give.(...)

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@radiobrendan If you’re to take your lead from most Western —as well as Colombian— media, going to Venezuela these days without solid reasons is a very risky undertaking. Throw in a hotly contested and potentially era-ending national election, as we just had, and the(...)

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@radiobrendan Bogotá, as much as any ‘big smoke’ (if not a little bit more than some) can get exhausting after a while. It’s generally a good idea to get away from it all on a regular basis. Now considering I was out of it, and the country, for a whole five(...)

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@radiobrendan It was Benjamin Franklin who said that nothing in this world is certain except death and taxes. Some people, however, manage to find ways around the latter. As of yet, though, no one has managed to get the better of the former. For something so inevitable, that many(...)

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