Nonfiction on Tall And True

When you deal with nonfiction you deal with human characters. ~ Marya Hornbacher

Tall And True showcases the nonfiction and other writings of writer and podcaster Robert Fairhead. Guest Writers are also invited to share and showcase their writing on the website.

Travelogue by Gavan Jacob - Air India Airbus

Travelogue by Gavan Jacob

I knew I was in trouble when I spotted the 1970s décor from the umbilical cord that descended to the navel of the Air India Airbus. I meandered through "Business Class" with its seats upholstered with something reminiscent of Jim Morrison's wardrobe when he'd had one too many, to my place in "Cattle Class".

My Comic Book Job by Poloniousmonk - Comic Con

My Comic Book Job by Poloniousmonk

Dear World, I got my first "real" job when I was fifteen. My mother was a high school guidance counselor and one of the English teacher's husband half-owned a comic book store and needed help. She asked my mother to hang a sign in the guidance office and moms grabbed it for me. It's always who, not what you know.

I Used to be an Animal Lover by D.A. Cairns

I Used to be an Animal Lover by D.A. Cairns

It was basically me and Mum and then a couple of years later my sister joined us. Dad was around, but not much. I could say because of his infrequent appearances at home except to eat and sleep that I don’t remember anything about him, but I could say the same about Mum and she was with me twenty-four seven.

Guide to Purchasing Vibrators - Pillows and Sheets

Guide to Purchasing Vibrators by Adutoys

You may look for different sex toys to spice up things in life – this is also a major step toward improving your well-being as orgasms are important for your mental and physical health. But one of the hardest things is to select the best vibrator. There are so many different models available in the global market.

Teida's Story by Danielle Corrie

Teida's Story by Danielle Corrie

Today is a glorious spring morning. Beams of light dapple the tiny insects scurrying in the dew. Flowers nod their sleepy heads. Flashes of sun peep through the garden to climb into a blue sky. Why do I have the feeling that today, for some reason, is not going to be a normal day?

The Berlin Wall (1961-1989)

Two Visits to the Berlin Wall

In 2019, approaching the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, I found a timely book in a secondhand bookshop: The Berlin Wall, 13 August 1961 – 9 November 1989 by Frederick Taylor. The book inspired me to write about my contrasting visits to Berlin as a backpacker in 1987 and 1995.

Product Manager Skills

How To Answer PM Interview Questions

Product managers are highly sought after professionals in the tech industry. They have to have a variety of skills that not everyone has. You could become a product manager with a coding bootcamp online, but this doesn’t mean you will get the first job you apply to. That’s why you should prepare for the interview.

My First Dog - Duke and Tom

My First Dog

When I was ten years old, I pestered my dad into letting me have a dog. I researched breeds in the library and decided on a yellow Labrador. I was in boy heaven when we brought home my new puppy, whom I named Duke. However, by my teenage years, the responsibilities of dog ownership had become chores.

Syrians Love Peace - 1995 travels

Syrians Love Peace 

My wife and I spent ten days backpacking through Syria in 1995. Former U.S. Secretary of State Alexander Haig once described Syria as the world's worst state sponsor of terrorism. We had our difficulties along the way. But in Damascus, I met a tailor who asked me to tell the world, Syrians love peace.

Shira Fox and Jessie

Princess, Jessie and Me - A Journal

When mum opened the passenger door, the dog, named Jessie, jumped up and straight onto Mim's lap, licking and wagging her whole body. Mim had a huge smile on her face. 'Mae, look who's here!' The little dog jumped through the car and onto the kid's lap. Mae was a bit unsure. Jessie was full-on.

25 Pushup Challenge

25 Pushup Challenge - 25 Pushups for 25 Days

In June (2020), I published a memoir piece on Tall And True about my experience of doing the 22 Pushup Challenge for PTSD in 2016. I mentioned how I had struggled to do 22 pushups at the start. Four years on, when my younger brother nominated me for the 25 Pushup Challenge, I felt even more apprehensive!

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