5 Minute Break is Jonathan’s page on Substack and features his observations on life, the universe and other such stuff.

These are quick reads – for when you just want to take a short break and be challenged, amused, or maybe mildly pissed off by an old codger having a bit of a rant.

All hail to Lord Cod Almighty

Or is there something fishy going on?

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You have to respect my rights

Because I am worth it...

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The birth of the Christ

Perhaps the true story of the birth of the Christ was a brainstorm in a tavern...

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AN UNHOLY F-BOMB

Or how we learned to love the effing Word

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Future Classics

This week's 5 Minute Break ponders the question of what music from today will still be played in 400 years.

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Help!

I'm being ambushed by ads...

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Looking for feedback – or not?

As a service provider I am always looking for feedback, so I would be very grateful if you would fill in my short questionnaire.

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The Zombie Invasion

No, not those zombies, but the ones who insist on walking through crowded streets with their eyes glued to their phones. Are they a menace or did I not get the memo that this is the 'new normal'? Let's give this some thought...

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Inspired by a Church

I am not normally one to seek inspiration in a place of worship, but this one sparked the story that became The Witchfinder's Well.

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9/11 – trying to get across the USA

On the 11th September 2001 I was supposed to be flying across America. Naturally that didn't happen - here's my story of that momentous day.

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