Daniel M. Cooke
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I was born and then raised in Huddersfield, I am a philosophy student of King’s College London and I am currently studying overseas at The University of California, Berkeley. I am a keen traveller with aspirations of writing my way around the world; however for the time being my main interests lie with the arts of comedy and story telling. In line with this I have set up a blog that serves as a place for myself, my friends and my peers to display their writing of a particular style that I tend towards in one rather dashing place.

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I have recently been enjoying to write reviews, short stories and articles but I have also been testing myself with a bit of stand-up comedy (both in London and San Francisco) which has served as a particularly sketchy, but rather interesting platform to talk to people about things which I find to be particularly funny, things which are actually funny, and things which I think might not be that funny but things the Americans might like because it’s in a quite a strong Yorkshire accent, and they tend to lap that up in lieu of actual material.

In conclusion, I like to write, I like to travel and I’m found funny by certain people in certain places at certain times.

Entries by Daniel M. Cooke

Parental Appreciation and Existentialism

(0) Comments | Posted 4 March 2014 | (17:17)

I inherently dislike my own birthdays as they serve primarily as a gentle reminder that I will at some point not exist. This fact scares me no-end despite the many hours a day I put aside to contemplate it. Fortunately these hours coincide roughly with the many hours I naturally...

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The Second Coming of Letter Writing Is Upon Us

(0) Comments | Posted 29 January 2014 | (15:45)

On my return to my family home in the festively green hills of West Yorkshire this Christmas I found myself listening for a few hours to my mother reading through a bale of letters she had dug out that spanned her gap-year living with a family in the Austrian alps...

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Five Reasons Why the Travel Minded Undergrad Should Take Their Studies Abroad

(0) Comments | Posted 8 March 2013 | (22:45)

1. Immersive Travel.
For a traveler the transitory lifestyle can take its toll, studying abroad however allows you to live fully within another culture for an extended time rather than merely passing through it. It is an experience so much different to that of filling a backpack with clothes,...

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UK vs. USA - School Pride

(0) Comments | Posted 15 February 2013 | (17:56)

School pride is a very strange thing. I have often found myself comparing it to patriotism or nationalism, however the funny thing with that comparison is that I often relate nationalism to racism. Hmm.

Since arriving in Berkeley in the fall of 2012 I have been able to experience the...

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The Reality of Having a British Accent in California

(0) Comments | Posted 7 February 2013 | (22:02)

When I decided to leave London behind for a year to study abroad in California all I heard in the months before I left was something akin to the following:

"Mate! I mean seriously mate, America is like one big tumble dryer full of pussy, it's going to be...

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