Category Archives: fear and misunderstanding

3 stents later…

For those of a nervous disposition (snowflakes), turn away now… First of all, I have to say to sorry to myself for not keeping my blogs up to date. It was something I promised myself right at the beginning. At … Continue reading

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Embracing our ‘madness’

I sometimes worry that all this talk of mental health issues might give the wrong impression to some. Convincing them perhaps,  that there is a way of ‘perfect being’. A ‘correct’ way to be, mentally. That to feel depressed, anxious, high, … Continue reading

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Reading all about it

I am an avid newspaper reader. Probably not as avid a some because my er…avidness (is that a word) only exists on the weekend. Oh yes, and only with two newspapers. The Guardian and The Observer. That may not impress … Continue reading

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There really is such a thing as ‘The Dark Side’.

I can’t be the only one to be thinking that there really is such a thing as ‘The Dark Side’. I mean, it’s all a bit of a mess isn’t it? At the moment it’s like what Marvin the Paranoid Android … Continue reading

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Heart is where the thin tube is.

Yesterday was a big day for me…but before I get on to that let me say one thing. If there are any of you out there due to go into hospital for an Angiogram…have no fear. It’s OK and it … Continue reading

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‘…and it came to pass that the darkness descending upon the land bought Brexit, Trump & Murdoch’

You know me. I’m not what you would call an over-dramatic kind of person (*cough. OK apart from the title of this piece ‘…and it came to pass that the darkness descending upon the land bought Brexit, Trump & Murdoch’ … Continue reading

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…this is a piece dedicated for those just like me.

It’s interesting to note (at least it is for me) that most of my life’s memorable moments have come about when I’ve been recognised for who, and what I am. So, with that in mind, …this is a piece dedicated for those … Continue reading

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It smells like treason and it makes me feel uncomfortable…like something is coming.

What a very strange time to be alive. There’s something in the air. And it’s not good. It smells like treason and it makes me feel uncomfortable…like something is coming. It reminds me of that time many years ago when the … Continue reading

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A Sign of the Times.

I found this and copied it from Twitter today. Just had to share. From James Gleave. Please read. ——————————– James Gleave‏ @jamesgleave1 15 The strangest thing happened to me on the way home tonight. It’s something I’m still digesting, as it was … Continue reading

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Racist? Your Hatred will make you ill.

I want to apologise before I begin. That’s because I guess today’s post could be called preaching. It’s not meant to be. It’s more of a warning and it’s meant sincerely. So…my text today…‘your Hatred will make you ill’. You … Continue reading

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Is Donald Trump the fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse?

Downhill all the way. I’ve just been watching the TV news and learning how Europe and other countries plan to return fire on America, re Trump’s tariffs on goods from abroad. I’m like Trump, I’m not a very good businessman … Continue reading

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The long punishment of Harvey Weinstein.

Judging by the numerous TV clips on the news recently, The Long Punishment of Harvey Weinstein has well and truly begun. The man looked defeated both mentally and physically and is obviously already reaping the consequences of his dastardly actions. … Continue reading

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The whole world has gone completely bat shit mad.

There’s a rumour doing the rounds that we could be in for a General Election. Sooner rather than later. Now before you let rip with three rather loud Hoorahs and get your hopes up that at long last we (I … Continue reading

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Clinging by my fingertips to what is left of my life…

OK, so ‘Clinging by my fingertips to what is left of my life…’ might seem a little over the top. But if you had just had the day I have, perhaps you would understand. As I may have mentioned before … Continue reading

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The President’s A Dress. Direct from the White House.

The President speaks… My Fellow Americans…. I know I, your President speaks for us all when I say that the past few months have been a difficult time. A time when we’ve watched our great country and all it stands … Continue reading

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Cushions plumped and toilet lids down.

Honestly, you’d think a man of my age, someone who has contributed so much to society anonymously and without plaudits, would be allowed a few moments of peace. A coffee and a scan of the newspapers, that’s all. I’d only … Continue reading

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What’s the most popular excuse for owning a gun?

I made the mistake of putting a question on Quora today asking something on the lines of, ’What’s the most popular excuse for owning a gun’? Dear reader, believe me when I say that it was a question that bore no … Continue reading

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Alfie Evans. Rest in Peace and God Bless the NHS.

I wanted to write something about the sad case of little Alfie Evans, the NHS and the pain felt by all involved. And that’s because we were in a similar situation many years ago with the birth of my first … Continue reading

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Take pride in calling yourself a Technophobe?

If there’s a kind of people who really gets my goat (what a stupid expression. I don’t have a goat?)it’s the people who take pride in calling themselves Technophobe The kind of person who, when confronted with a row of … Continue reading

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How I Learnt to Stop Striving and Just BE.

  This is how I learnt to stop striving…but first striving, to strive. What does it mean? The dictionary definition says something like: Strive: To make great efforts to achieve or obtain something. To struggle or fight vigorously. To try, try hard, attempt, endeavour, aim, aspire, venture, undertake, seek, make an … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to my American Friends.

My dear American Friends,

I’ll come straight to the point. I am worried about you. What has happened to you? Continue reading

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Trace your roots with DNA. The Stuff of Life.

.I asked for and was lucky enough to receive a Deoxyribonucleic acid  (DNA) testing kit for my last birthday. A boy was it worthwhile, I found out exactly what I wanted to know. Plus a few extra surprises along the way. … Continue reading

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Facebook. Is Mark Zuckerberg your new Big Brother?

I think I might have finally beaten my Facebook/Zuckerberg addiction. Thankfully, after a week of not posting, the sweats and shaking have stopped and I’m finally sleeping at night. The latest revelations regarding Facebook’s involvement in the alleged manipulations of voting … Continue reading

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America falling…

The man Trump lives in his own made-up universe. He sees neither to the left of him or to the right. His upbringing was such that he does not feel the need to ponder wrong or right or even examine the … Continue reading

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Do not disturb…Brexiting…

After the Brexit vote. A few months ago, just after the Brexit vote I found myself in a hotel in Cornwall, not far from the very popular and EU funded Eden Project. After dinner one evening and at the bar, … Continue reading

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From Russia with Love? Asking for a friend.

Did Russia poison the Skripals? There are a quite a few things I don’t understand about the poisoning in Salisbury. OK, let’s ask the question ‘Did Russia poison the Skripals?’, there are apparently reasons we should and like most interested … Continue reading

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