Category Archives: Culture

World Mental Health Day

Isn’t it amazing that just a single day a year solves the entire world’s mental health problems? Sorry, I’m being facetious. I do believe in raising awareness and I do believe we need to remove the stigma of mental health … Continue reading

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I’ve Loved, I’ve Laughed, And Cried

If the past is another country how come EasyJet don’t fly people there? As a person who builds the present on a bedrock of nostalgia which is then terraformed by concerns about the future, I have this time travel thing … Continue reading

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It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World?

Men of my generation may understand what I mean when I say part of the problem between my father and me was the fact that his idea of what constitutes masculinity was rather different to my own. Consequently I spent … Continue reading

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Equal Nox

Is it Springtime yet? The equinox of autumnal foreboding has happened and I’m already dreading the coming winter. Last winter was so full of biting cold and bitchy snow that it left me poorly equipped to deal with 2018. Hibernation … Continue reading

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This Is This

The city streets were busy today, so much so that I couldn’t last more than an hour in the centre before having to head home and sit in silence. As well as overwhelmed, I felt lonely in the crowd. And … Continue reading

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Steeler’s Wheel

Mittwok. It’s a weekly festival of inbetweeniness. A time of groaning pageantry. Well, not pageantry exactly, more a craning of the neck and staring forward to the end of the working day on Friday. Just because I’m disabled doesn’t mean … Continue reading

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The Second Time As Farce.

The students are out in Exeter. The arcs of personal space on the streets have been sapped and sopped away. Fresher’s Week, a time for new students to drink themselves into giddy oblivion and for the returning students to renew … Continue reading

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