"Why should I not publish my diary? I have often seen reminiscences of people I have never even heard of, and I fail to see—because I do not happen to be a 'Somebody'—why my diary should not be interesting." - Charles Pooter (The Diary of A Nobody).

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My 34th Birthday

July 10, 2018
July 10th 2018, 7:26Pm Home, Bradford. Today is my birthday. I am 34 years old. I don't really feel much about it. My first thought is that I am halfway to 68, which is likely the age I will retire at. I have had a really nice birthday. My boss gave me permission for leave…
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