Category Archives: Culture

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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Information Reinforcement

Tuesday evening, just hooked myself up to the day’s third dose of IV antibiotic. It’s all routine now. The hand washing and the sterilising beforehand, the pressure required to flush the line with saline, the check to make sure the … Continue reading

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Ik Den Holi Gralen

More sunshine, less anxiety. Such is Monday so far. I prefer it to Sunday when anxiety became the all and everything of the day quite swiftly. Today I can at least square up to anxiety and say “Fuck yourself in … Continue reading

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You Eyeing Up My Pint?

Men cannot speak to other men in pubs if they don’t know them. That’s the law. If a man speaks to another man, whom he does not know, in a pub, it will either result in a fight or in … Continue reading

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Or Lit On Fire

I know that many people have had worse Fridays than mine. Top of the list (or bottom of all Fridays ever, depending on how you scale it) is Jesus, who can’t have enjoyed his so-called ‘Good’ Friday much, even if … Continue reading

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