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Writer, illustrator, proud father, and footballing bigamist. @royhendo on Twitter, contributor to The Blizzard, and writer for RAWK.

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Trips, Tension and Toilets

14 April 2014

IN 1990, I went on my first ever holiday abroad, aged 17. It was a roller coaster ride. I went to Toronto with my sister and her husband, to meet for the first time the Canadian branch of our family. …
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SOMETHING’S BREWING

7 April 2014

THE England rugby squad that won the World Cup in 2003 had a team shout they used at pressure moments in games. Eventually it grew and became second nature for them, but early on, they’d all say, “TCUP”. It stood …
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AND NOW I’M GONNA BELIEVE THEM…

17 March 2014

GEORGE Polya – Hungarian mathematical boffin of historical note – once postulated five patterns of plausibility, each of which, he claimed, told us something about the structure of belief in us humans. The starting point for these patterns was the …
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STICK A PIN IN IT

12 February 2014

LIVERPOOL beat Arsenal 5-1. In the days since, celebrated pundits, while shovelling the customary rationalisation onto a newly disoriented Wenger, have actually taken time to point out that in the process, Liverpool put one of the most impressive quarters of …
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A Gentle Kind of Cruelty

2 December 2013

WHEN I was at Uni, during a particularly soul destroying moment in a particularly soul destroying lecture, I looked up in my moment of dread and saw the sole of a class mate’s shoe. It took a while to figure …
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