Having faith in people instils faith in themselves

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The Best Job in the World


I had to laugh when I compared it to what we did in the police

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#1. Leave a meeting if you are not contributing.


MISCHIEF-MAKING

Spot the mischief

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You Noticed Something Wrong


It made my son a better person

Image of №3 son being cute.
Image of №3 son being cute.
Author image of №3 son


Four incredible athletes and a 2,189-mile run

A runner in the mountains. Malky McEwan can’t imagine doing that for weeks on the trot.
A runner in the mountains. Malky McEwan can’t imagine doing that for weeks on the trot.
Photo by Brian Metzler on Unsplash


The day they give me a gun is the day I hang up my badge

Image of riot police in a crowd with smoke bombs
Image of riot police in a crowd with smoke bombs
Police in the middle of a riot Photo by Jakob Rosen on Unsplash

I faced all those fears


How I got the job — and another true saying

Picture of a potbellied pig — kinda reminds me of my sergeant.
Picture of a potbellied pig — kinda reminds me of my sergeant.
Sorry Bill Photo by brittany sawyer on Unsplash


WRITTEN WITH TONGUE FIRMLY IN CHEEK

Really — Just — So — Often — That — Sometimes — Better — It — Well — Probably — Usually — And— Much — Like — This

A sign saying ‘Wrong Way’ so Malky McEwan could add a little pun pointing to the ‘write’ way.
A sign saying ‘Wrong Way’ so Malky McEwan could add a little pun pointing to the ‘write’ way.
And a write way Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash

What Little Words Should You Delete From Your Writing To Make It Zing?

BUT


Gobbledygook, gibberish, pretentiousness, and self-important posturing

Bored woman bored listening to manager talk in clichés. Reminiscent of Malky McEwan at work. Management making nightmares.
Bored woman bored listening to manager talk in clichés. Reminiscent of Malky McEwan at work. Management making nightmares.
Listening to management-speak Photo by Magnet.me on Unsplash

Corporate Jargon

“Accommodation Unit, Accommodation Unit, there’s no place like Accommodation Unit.”


Few films are better than the book, but these are certain blockbusters — please make them

Two people sitting at the cinema engrossed in the film that Malky McEwan recommended be made.
Two people sitting at the cinema engrossed in the film that Malky McEwan recommended be made.
I bet I’m not the only one Photo by Pavel Danilyuk from Pexels

Great Books > Great Films

Malky McEwan

No newsletter, no course — just curious about humans. Writer of books that make you laugh and articles that make you think. Kinda like Bill Bryson.

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