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Hearing Things: Don’t We All?

I was listening to a podcast while out walking Dog, a series called ‘Seriously’ that curates factual sciencey blogs from around the English speaking metaverse (get me, huh!). This one gave me pause as it was about the internal monologue … Continue reading

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Week Thirty-One: 2022

Even the weather man shrugged when asked about rain… nope, nothing. We have had our first drought restriction this week, in southern England banning hosepipes. It’s likely it will extend to us soon enough. Everyone who is old enough casts … Continue reading

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Week Twenty-Nine: 2022

Happily we seem to be past the furnace temperatures for now. What we could do with is rain. Lots of it. We’ve had one percent of the annual rainfall this July . That’s pretty piss poor, frankly and someone amongst … Continue reading

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Week Twenty-Seven :2022

We’re in for a heat wave which is a pain. I may live with a woman who defends the thermostat with the zealous disregard for male hypothermia that was previously applied to protecting her children from even the mildest frost, … Continue reading

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This Sporting Life: Turning The Tap

I was ten at the end of 1966 when something in me clicked. That need to find my own distinctive passion. It was conscious but I needed something. And while I can’t be totally sure, I think mum was behind … Continue reading

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Week Twenty-Four: 2022

I’ve never had a massive urge to attend the Glastonbury festival, or any of the other biggies that dominate the summer weekends hereabouts. Maybe it is the idea of standing for hours; maybe it’s the risk of mud topping one’s … Continue reading

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I Swear

As a child I was sheltered from the adult world in many ways. One part, to which I returned this week was swearing and what one might describe as Oaths, Ancient and Modern. During my primary school years, I became … Continue reading

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Week Twenty-three: 2022

We went to the theatre last week to see Middle at the National. As the name suggests, it’s the middle play of three. We missed the Beginning or the Start or the Commencement (I’ve not checked) which didn’t seem to … Continue reading

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Interconnectedness, The Difficult One

Douglas Adams, he of the phantasmagorical Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy penned another set of books based around Dirk Gently and his Holistic Detective Agency. Gently believed in the fundamental interconnectedness of all things and used that belief to solve … Continue reading

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Week Twenty-Two: 2022

I went to the seaside. There was an element of memory-laning here, too as the destination – Broadstairs – is situated on the Kent coast. If you’re not familiar with British geography, imagine Britain is a kneeling man. Broadstairs would … Continue reading

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