Well, it's difficult to shout "Cummon you re-e-ds" as Charlton
once again demonstrate how to stay in the Premiership without really trying.
By all accounts, well, by Dave Jardine's
actually, life isn't so bad outside the football league, but I don't really want to find out.
Dave, incidentally, is the author of Foreign Fields Forever
, "an incomplete account of the British armed presence in Indonesia in the 20 months or so following the Japanese surrender.
" Published by Fellview Publications and produced by Jakarta24
, you won't find anything online, mainly because Jakarta 24 hasn't updated its site for 9 months. Still, it does still have this, now out-of-date, guide to Jakarta's book scene
Pause to ponder: is Jakartass the most regular online publication in Jakarta ~ other than The Jakarta Post
, that is?
Apart from soldiers killing each other
and five more "suspected GAM rebels
" in Aceh, there isn't much news so I'll now try to learn how to write more good with this guide
.Just as homemakers have their hints (e.g. a ball of cotton, dipped in vanilla extract and placed in the refrigerator, will absorb food odors), writers have their own bag of tricks, a bag of tricks, I might hasten to point out, you won't learn at any Bread Loaf Conference. Most writers, ivory tower idealists that they are, prefer to play up the mystique of their "art" (visitations from the Muse, l'ecriture automatique, talking in tongues, et cetera, et cetera), and sweep the hard-nosed practicalities under the rug.