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Five Loaves, Two Fishes and Six Chicken Nuggets by Barry Gibbons

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55. I’m thinking …

At long last, I have found a job that will suit my talents. The only drawback is that I have reached the stage in my life where I do not want a job. If this opportunity had been around thirty years ago, I would have been a shoo-in.

I spotted, buried in the dark world of academia and tenures, an advert, placed by a big department of a prominent international university (based in the US), for a ‘Leader’ for its ‘Thinking Center’. If ever a job was designed for me, this is it. I could think for England.

Of course, you can’t just splash about in the shallow end of such a job. You have to take it seriously. The set-up has to be right, and mine is perfect. My home in England has an old stable block, and over the top of the stables ...

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