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Cornball

Bad dreams, broken sleep, maudlin thoughts, anxiety about the days ahead: this isn’t just jet lag, this is an emotional tsunami set in motion by such wonder and beauty being replaced by biting cold, by death, by loss. It will … Continue reading

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All Up In The Air

Tuesday 28th November: 19.00 West Coast Time My last opportunity to watch the sun go down over San Francisco was thwarted by boarding just as the sky began showing that pinkish tinge I’ve quickly come to recognise as the approach … Continue reading

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Ebo Ebo Ebonettes

“Sharp scratch.” Doctors and nurses who are inserting needles into you are obliged by law to say this now as it is punishable by death to say “You’ll feel a bit of a prick.” I’ve been needled today, in the … Continue reading

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Twinkle, Twinkle Little Bat

I’m not a hamster, what the heck are you even on about? I’m a dormouse. Here I am, curled up inside my madly hatted teapot, snoozing, snoozing, snoozing. And nothing else. Nope. Not a darned thing. Except cake. Cake has … Continue reading

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Squeaky Squeaky

I’m small. I’m not very furry. I do not have rodent-like teeth (or indeed many of my own actual teeth due to a life spent addicted to first amphetamines and then, when I grew up, sugar). And yet I am … Continue reading

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Do Aardarks Dream Of Eclectic Feet?

When does being low because my stupid health is being stupid in stupid ways become depression? I never quite know where the line is and usually stumble over it before I’ve realised and then have to deal with depression as … Continue reading

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Nope-a-Dope

No. Just say no. Say no to having a real life full of other humans and activity. Say no to being able to breathe as well as normal people. Say no to any day that doesn’t involve high levels of … Continue reading

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