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Although I wear a number of interrelated hats - blogger, boxing correspondent, occasional broadcaster, features article writer, environmental consultant - I self-identify primarily as a book author, specifically as an author of books on science and environmental matters.

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Fairytale of New York

There's arguably no finer Christmas song that the enigmatic melancholy of "Fairytale of New York", by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl (made all the more melancholy, in my view, by MacColl's tragic passing.) This excellent Guardian piece from 2010 offers the story behind the song, and the revelation that Shane McGowan, appearances to the contrary, could be an extraordinarily diligent and detailed songwriter. Read More 
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Viva Las Maryland ...

I have become oddly comfortable in and around casinos after 10 years of covering fights in Las Vegas. So congratulations to my friends at MGM Resorts International for securing the go-ahead to build a casino at National Harbor in Prince George's County, and many thanks for their consideration in building it a brief trip-down-King Street-and-water-taxi-ride-across-the-Potomac from my home. Planned opening: mid-2016. Read More 
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A New Favorite Thing

This blog by Ken Levine is my new favorite thing.
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