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As one of DAO's Diverse Perspectives commissions, we've asked John O'Donoghue and Crippen to produce The O’Crypes - a cartoon blog about a family based in Westsea, a seaside town in the south of England.

Episode 6 - This week Nabs is reminded of home

13 August 2012

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A frame from the O'Crypes cartoon strip - 6

Mum told me about this programme she’d heard on the radio: Poetry 2012 - The Power of the Poem. A Jamaican poet, Kei Miller, and the Director of the Scottish Poetry Library, Robyn Marsack, discussed a project the library has set up for 2012. Every nation taking part in the Olympics, all 204, are represented by a poem. I thought of my own nation. Syria. How I miss you! How afraid I am for you! How afraid I am for myself! I cannot say how I came here. That would be to betray too many...

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Episode 5 - This week Brad and Nan discuss equality in the Olympics

6 August 2012

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Frame 5 of Crippen's O'Crypes cartoon strip - Blog 5

One of Mum's old Premium Bonds came up! Most people do the Lottery these days but Mum won't have it. She says it's a voluntary tax for the poor. Gramps thinks she's beginning to get some sense ... Gramps got the Premium Bonds for her ages ago, before I was born, back when he got his redundancy. Not that we're rolling in it - Mum says if she has to rob Peter to pay Paul any more she might have to ask Mary for a loan. I haven't got a clue what she's on about - I think...

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