Zombieland

Apologies in advance. I hate boring people with my ongoing problems but I honestly find these blog posts useful. First, they’re a way for me to vent a little. Second, they provide a good record for what’s been happening. Many a time I’ve come back to look at a blog I had written to remember […]

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Knees

A hypochondriac looking after a hypochondriac is a toxic mix. I spent more time that I should this week Googling “my knees feel nauseous”. Those weren’t my knees, I should add, but my mother’s knees and Google didn’t have an answer. My mother had a complaint that medical science had never before discussed. That was […]

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Debate

Long day which began sometime around the dawn chorus as I finished my piece on last night’s debate. You can read it over here. I grabbed a few hours sleep but it’s been one of those difficult days, largely on account of yesterday being better. Today was one of those days when we tried to […]

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Starship

I forgot to blog yesterday and nearly did the same today. Pretty exhausted at the moment and I want to stay awake tonight to catch the last debate. I’ve also had a long week and yesterday was especially busy with phone calls. Yes, I do find it strange to write that line. I never get […]

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The Card

Hearing test day today so I’m rather nervous. Not for me, you understand. My Mum has never wanted a hearing aid and we’re not entirely sure how she’s going to take to it. Her dad wore two most of his life after being left deaf after being a gunner in the Great War. Friends I […]

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La-di-da, la-la!

I read an argument today that I’ve heard so often over the past few months. It amounts to… “Human beings are not meant to live like this.” It’s about COVID-19, of course, and it’s only a persuasive argument because it appeals to our vanity. We’d like to think we’re all above the grubby business of […]

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Narratives

Glossing over yet another Boris Johnson affair – surely the most non-story story there’s ever been – I thought I’d write a little bit about politics today. Life proceeds at pace otherwise but I’m not going to dwell on that. Instead, I thought I’d talk about the fact that Republicans are now splitting off from […]

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Blogging

Lately I might have given the impression otherwise but I do still love blogging. I know I’ve not exactly been firing on both cylinders for a few weeks, but life remains complicated by my Mum’s recovery, which on some days seems right on course. On others, not so much. Today has been one of the […]

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So late!

I got distracted today, partly on account of editing a podcast yesterday and getting behind with other work… Otherwise, I’ve been pissing my time away today trying to get a VPN to work on a Asus router so I might still have access to one of my regular sources of US news which has now […]

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My Birthday

Well, I’ve had better birthdays. Just off the top of my head, I’d rank higher any birthday when my aunt didn’t die. Yep. You heard that right. Mid-afternoon I hear the doorbell goes. I assume it’s Amazon delivering something… Hey! Perhaps even something for my birthday! Except, no. It was a teary relative I’d not […]

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It’s October 13th!

Happy Amazon Prime Day! Happy #NoBraDay too (I’m not wearing one)! Happy #OralBDay too! I’m sure there are a few more of these dumb hashtags we could celebrate, though if you’re in the party mood, it’s also my birthday, which I share with Paul Simon, Margaret Thatcher, and Sasha Baron Cohen! Very nice!!! There was […]

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Ten PM

Eek. It’s already 10pm and I didn’t blog today. Been really busy with two cartoons (possible commission!) and writing a piece for tomorrow, whilst also followed the Senate confirmation hearing. Not much of an excuse for not blogging but it’s the only one I have. I’ll do better tomorrow, I promise…

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Panic

It’s World Mental Health Day, which I don’t normally mark because I’m never sure who decides which days are which. Seems like a marketing gimmick to me… However, I thought I’d write a bit about about my own mental health after the last few weeks. It might help me today. I feel I need to […]

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