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Thirteen weeks ago my isolation began; that’s three months; an entire planetary season. News today came that the government has totally ceased pretending to care about the medically vulnerable, or anyone, because they’re effectively saying we can all go back … Continue reading

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Lock, Stock and Twelve Smoking Thursdays

This is the twelfth Thursday of lockdown. Count them. You can use your toes if necessary. Sure, I’ll wait… …see, twelve of the buggers. How in hell have I crawled through so many weeks in isolation? By inventing a completely … Continue reading

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Understood, José

If you wanna break eggs you got to make an omelette. Those are the rules I just invented. Well, the single rule. It might be different if you’re married or in a relationship but that’s the single rule. I broke … Continue reading

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Brain The Size of a Planet (Harris)

If you like your Fridays stupid then you’re in luck. This one is the stupidest Friday since the last stupid Friday. It’s no good at algebra, hasn’t read any books, thinks Michelangelo painted the Sixteenth Chapel and eats its breakfast … Continue reading

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So, Crates

It is a very human trait to find tasks to focus on in order to stave off the possibility of sinking into despair. Well, it is of course also human to feel emotions like despair but when we fear such … Continue reading

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Makey Musics

The weekend’s creative flavours included making music for the first time in months. Recorded variety, anyway – I’ve done a lot of guitar noodling and a few YouTube things during lockdown. The album I’ve been working on since late 2016 … Continue reading

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Birdy Num Num

After several false starts Sunday and I came to respect and care for one another. Even more unexpectedly, I kind of finally got round to behaviour similar to that lots of people resorted to in the first few weeks of … Continue reading

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Paddywack

Long ago, when the world was a fraction less ancient than it is today, when I was far less ancient than I am today, I had no issue with staying awake till the sun rose, sleeping from mid-morning to late … Continue reading

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In The Quiet Of The Railway Station

If I wrote the word ‘insomnia’ seven hundred and sixty-four times and posted that as today’s blog, I doubt it would convey quite how unencumbered by sleep my night has been. Was. I should say ‘how unencumbered by sleep my … Continue reading

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Snicker Snack!

These are the not quite end times. There isn’t enough End to go round so we’ll have to make do with a mix n match apocalypse until supplies have been replenished. Feel free to sacrifice yourself to a cartoon mouse … Continue reading

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