I have no words…

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Regrets in life are quite normal but we should keep in mind that they’re rarely fruitful. You know the kind of thinking… I wish I’d done this or If only I hadn’t done that. Clearly it is better to live in the present and to… Read More »I have no words…

Memories…

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It is expected that my memory is increasingly unreliable. Huge swathes of my past have gone forever but then occasionally little vignettes recur. A happy memory is offered up that I am grateful to be reminded of. A recent example involves the Banana Cabaret, a… Read More »Memories…

We’re all gonna die, but…

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It happens every year and it starts around May/June time and every year it puts a dent in my mood. It begins with an email from my accountants requesting my year-end financial records: my income, outgoings, invoices, receipts, bank statements and anything else that exposes… Read More »We’re all gonna die, but…

On your marks…

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There are many things considered essential for life or a successful life at least. Good health might head up this list, which the majority of people are lucky enough to enjoy and yet so many of us take it for granted or else squander it… Read More »On your marks…

Let there be light…

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It is said that mimicry is the highest form of flattery – unless it happens to be identity theft that is, as has happened to me recently but has only just come to light – a combination of the thief’s cunning and the hectic lives… Read More »Let there be light…

The hero inside…

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The health benefits of dog ownership are well known, companionship being the front runner of a very long and therapeutic list of benefits. Dogs are fiercely loyal. They offer undiluted affection. They are dependable and consistent. Dogs can be cuddled. They are warm. Unable to… Read More »The hero inside…

Doctor Yes…

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The affectionate phrase, “the doctor will see you now” is under some pressure with doctors taking their services on-line to protect themselves from Covid and I expect with repercussions for many years to come. Because I am in good health and I see my doctor… Read More »Doctor Yes…

Dead Air…

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We are familiar with adrenalin junkies. We see them online doing very stupid things. Feats that normal people marvel and laugh at in equal measure. People leaping between buildings or base jumping or diving off cliffs… And as compelling as these feats are, I always… Read More »Dead Air…

The heat is on…

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Of course I knew this day was coming. After all it does come every year and at around this time. And yet, as happens when the clocks move backwards or forwards it still took me unawares this year. It’s a sad day I suppose –… Read More »The heat is on…