Author Archives: Ken Powell

The Final Night (aka Them Walking Blues)

Well this is it – the night before the big day. After weeks of training here’s my thoughts… Click here to sponsor Team FP! Thanks guys! Ken Educationalist, Writer and journalist D K Powell is the author of the bestselling … Continue reading

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The Keswick to Barrow Walk

I’ve gone and done something extremely silly. I know, I know; it’s not like Ken, you’re thinking. But I have. Last year Thing I and Wifey foolishly decided to attempt the well-known Cumbrian event called ‘The Keswick to Barrow Walk’. This is – put … Continue reading

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Porn and the internet – a thoughtful review of ‘The Butterfly Effect’ by Jon Ronson

Unusually, I am sharing a book review written on my writing blog here. Normally I keep the two blogs separate but, from time to time, I write something which I think is worth sharing on both. Jon Ronson’s book may … Continue reading

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The Seven-year Itch

Facebook told me today that I started my first blog seven years ago today. It wasn’t this one but after a few posts the site I was using stopped working properly and I switched to WordPress. I never looked back! … Continue reading

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Why we are all extremists

This article is part of a series of political and religio-sociological essays intended to provoke thought and discussion. You can find the first here. “The myth of the age is that it is possible to hold an accurate, fact-based or … Continue reading

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