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Local Heroes

I’ve noted before that it might be the parish which forms the appropriate bioregional unit for this archipelago, that our derogatory use of the ‘parochial’ has been a disservice alike to our modern use of words like pagan, heathen, villain, or peasant.

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2020 Year in Review

In the midst of life My Mum died. Maybe I should leave it that. The body that I came out of is no more. My eulogy at the funeral was more eloquent. It wasn’t Covid, people ask, but the end of a long travail through Alzheimer’s Disease. A descent into the underworld for her, and […]

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Up, Up, and Away

Guess the balloon-related film from my sketch in my 2020 Christmas quiz!

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Still Christmas

With cases rising since Lockdown 2 ended in the UK and bad stats in the southern enclaves of London, Essex and Kent it seems pretty evident that easing restrictions was a mistake. It’s also apparent that when the current Tier allocation is re-examined on the 16th, that restrictions should be raised and the Christmas freedom […]

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We Hold All the Cards

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Bad Energy Futures Bingo

Any person, aloud or in print, that manages to use two of these phrases immediately wins Bad Energy Futures Bingo and should be removed from the master game of Real Energy Futures.

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December Wk1

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Election Day

Solidarity with all my American friends today. I’m counting on you! #VoteHimOut #ElectionDay

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Inky Fingers

Across my life I’ve got quite a lot of pleasure out of drawing but I don’t do it much these days. Last year I used the Inktober challenge as an impetus towards drawing more often (Inktober sets participants the task of making a drawing in ink everyday of October.) I enjoyed making and sharing my […]

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We Blew It

The virus hit us late. We saw what happened in other countries. We are an island nation in control of our borders. We’re one of the richest countries in the world. We had massive advantages – and we blew it, not once but twice. For the second time, we are entering national restrictions too late […]