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writing, Internet, Reading

Update, Edit, Update

by Steve Dearden

Ilkley — As I wrote my commission for Wakefield Litfest last year, Wakelost Wakefound, I found myself writing more and more on screen. I don’t just mean on the computer, I mean in WordPress, pushing Update and rereading on the site, then going back into Edit Page to work the text, updating and rereading, then back to Edit. I found it impossible to write this piece in the normal way I would write, offline...

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Cycling, Maps, Today's office

Hills like sleeping dogs

by Steve Dearden

Ilkley — I am riding a flower at the moment. It’s a way of choosing routes, a way of coping with the map being red. I have never really thought about how I choose which way I’ll ride my bike, sometimes I kno...

Memory, signs, photography

Additional Undercover Customer Parking

by Steve Dearden

Ilkley — I’ve been noticing this sign for days. ADDITIONAL UNDERCOVER CUSTOMER PARKING I wanted it for my collection of signs daftly worded or with unintended meanings given by line breaks, juxtaposition, mi...

Cycling, Tour de France, Yorkshire

It has felt absurd every time I've said it, The Tour de France is coming through my village.

by Steve Dearden

Ilkley — My village is in Yorkshire, England. Unbelievable. It seemed unbelievable when back in 2012 they announced the Grand Depart would be from Leeds. Unbelievable when Leeds Town Hall was draped in yell...

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