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Lundun

I am made of London right now. Yes, this instant. And this one. And for two days worth of instants to come. All made of London like a proper human and everything. Apart from being mad, of course, but you … Continue reading

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Check One Two, One, One Two

Looking back at my journal and some blog posts from last year I see it is roughly twelve months since I hit rock bottom and felt old, familiar, self-destructive inclinations rise to the surface after some calmer years. There were … Continue reading

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Thinks

No poetic allusions today, my mind is troublingly prosaic. I’ve been troubled by my dwindling imagination for some time but felt as though I had an insight into why and wherefore just as I was dropping off to sleep last … Continue reading

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Into Darkness

I am broken. Beyond the ordinary brokenness that comes with living with two chronic health conditions, beyond any hope of redemption from platitudinous anecdotes about how Chinese pottery is most beloved when it is most broken (and, significantly, fixed), to … Continue reading

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Your Inside Is Out When Your Outside Is In

You’ve been outside before, haven’t you? It’s made of cold and grizzle. Not grizzly – I don’t live in Northern America – but grizzle which is a peculiar blend of grumpy and drizzle which ensures that human and environment are … Continue reading

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Exercising My Right Not To Wear Some Flowers In My Hair

There’s nothing quite like having to go to an American medical clinic to make an Englishman appreciate the NHS. The staff were excellent and the doctor very calming and knowledgeable but the handing over of large sums of cash for … Continue reading

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People In Motion

People travel for many reasons. Chickens cross the road to find out why people keep making jokes about them. Sir Edmund Hillary went to the Himalayas because they were there. Dora the explorer’s reasons seem self-explanatory. Over the last couple … Continue reading

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