Category Archives: socio-personal

A Fall becomes a Set Back and a Shaggy Dog Tale

  Yesterday’s events brought back a memory from 1962 when I was a student nurse in Exeter. I especially recalled a young man on the orthopaedic ward who had a talent for inappropriately releasing the cot sides from his bed. … Continue reading

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on the mend and back again

Well, I’ve got to admit that my recovery after the arthroscopy was much quicker than I’d anticipated and, within three weeks I was back to being able to walk the dog on pavement, footpath and fields almost as before the … Continue reading

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the guilt trip of an involuntary social inactivist…

 As a life-long socialist*, I first joined the Labour Party in 1960 and, involvement in various campaigning groups on the internationalist/ social justice/ socialist spectrum swiftly followed. Unfortunately, health problems have, for more years than I care to remember, prevented … Continue reading

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Of HEALTH and TAINTED VIRGINS

I’m currently re-discovering how an element of anxiety exacerbates, to a considerable extent, the symptoms of a chronic illness. On this occasion the anxiety is caused by the inept and dilatory response of Virgin Media to a known issue which … Continue reading

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Jesus and me – repost

      Jesus transformed my life but, perhaps, in turn I changed his. His story has been transmitted to us via faith communities and, to some extent, each believer adapts this person to their own needs. The power of … Continue reading

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FAITH Matters – repost

This post originally appeared on this blog in January 2007 ******************** Faith Matters   FAITH is that set of values, and ultimate questions, by which we lead our lives. Questions and doubts are an integral component of faith, if we … Continue reading

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Disturbances

Today has been one of those where sundry, apparently minor, ailments decided to stamp their cumulative presence at the forefront of my consciousness. Earlier in the day, after an all too familiar restless and discomforting night abed, nothing troubled me … Continue reading

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