Category Archives: Health

The Waiting is Over!

The waiting is over . . . . for now. It is the waiting that is the worst bit. The wait for the appointment, the wait for the test results, the wait for the letter, the wait in the waiting … Continue reading

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Low-Level Anxiety

This time is all about waiting, and I am not as good at it as I thought I would be. I had my biopsy on my prostate two weeks ago, the consultant team met to discuss my results last Wednesday, … Continue reading

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A New List

Being a man, I am an inveterate producer of lists. Here is what I constructed on my walk this morning in drizzly rain.   Things I am interested in: This list seems to get shorter as the years pass. Things … Continue reading

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Hay Fever

This summer, for the first time in my life, I have had hay fever. Suffered from it, indeed. In true man fashion, I have soldiered on, feebly brushing away the antihistamines, before falling back into the cushions and covering my … Continue reading

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A Cultural History

As everyone knows, the world is going to hell in a handcart. Well, probably not a handcart exactly. Probably more like a container ship or fleet of airliners. Or a fleet of container ships. Yes, the world is going to … Continue reading

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Re-entry and Splashdown

Well . . . what do I write about, having just returned from a week’s retreat at Crosby Hall with the Liverpool Stonewater Zen Sangha? For that week the world changed quite utterly, both inside and outside my head. The … Continue reading

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New Year Wisdom #1

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.   Don’t know who said this. Could be A W Wainwright!  

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