Category Archives: Technology

My Wheelchair – A Complicated Relationship

Life has become very complicated, and not a little frustrating. I am now officially “a wheelchair user” and, it would appear, I am not as happy about it as I should be. I don’t feel empowered or liberated, and I … Continue reading

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Pride in Engineering; and Engineering Pride

Photographs taken at the National Railway Museum in York. Here are artefacts from the world of railways in Britain. Here are railway engines that bear famous names: Stephenson’s Rocket, The Flying Scotsman, Mallard, King George v, Evening Star. The first, … Continue reading

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Tripping the Likes Fantastic

When I started this blog last summer, I was not sure what I was going to write about nor why I was doing it at all. I have wiggled my toes in various forms of social media, and haven’t found … Continue reading

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The Past is Another Country

Nostalgia is a strange thing. For those who are indulging in it, it is generally seen as a pleasant activity, a good thing; for those who are witnessing it in others, it is seen as thoroughly unpleasant, exclusive and indulgent. … Continue reading

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The World at my Feet

Look what I’ve found right outside our house! Yes, I know it’s only a drain cover, but I didn’t know it was there. Well, that’s not entirely true. I knew we had a drain cover, but not this beautiful thing! … Continue reading

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New Delight

In the long ago before time, the woods where I take Ruby for her walk every day were tangled scrub and thickets of alder and birch, with an undomesticated river flowing and flooding down from the high moors and black … Continue reading

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Is the Price Right?

Unintended Consequences  Please excuse this departure from my normal posts about nature and the wonder of life. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible. Today I am a grumpy old man, somewhat puzzled by the world, a little … Continue reading

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