YEARLY ARCHIVE: 2020

Jon’s new book

Alphabet Soup for Christmas. Alphabet Soup, by Jon Kaufman, is a collection of sharp polemical poems covering a range of personal, philosophical, historical and contemporary  material. It would make an ideal thought-provoking Christmas/New Year gift, and one…

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History Lesson

In the beginning, at the dawn of time, all energy exploded into matter And the silence of nothing was spectacularly disturbed With a splish and a splosh and a splatter Though this miracle has probably…

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Lockdown

Ever since I can remember And probably much like everybody else I’ve been doing things of grand importance Or so I tried to convince everybody, Everybody including myself. Doing things of great and worldly significance…

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Plague Days

A time of plague – no time to play When busy men and women stop their lives and say; Will it be me? Will I be next? Why me, I hear them pray. These are…

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Prison Ping: Coaching to a Captive Audience

Got an invitation recently to help out with a table tennis coaching session at one of Her Majesty’s maximum-security prisons. I duly accepted the invitation, grabbed my bat and ball and set off down the…

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The power and potential of ping pong & parkrun

When considering the next stages in the rapid development of Brighton Table Tennis Club, I have been reflecting on the parallels between the development of parkrun and the potential realisable for table tennis, with an…

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