Monthly Archives: April 2015

“Things Fall Apart”

“Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold …” – “The Second Coming“, WB Yeats We’ve been sold a bill ‘o goods, a right bag o’ mashings: “Everyone else is coping!” “Real men don’t cry!” “Keep calm and carry on.” “Man … Continue reading

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April is the Arsiest Month

“April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land …” – TS Eliot, “The Waste Land” Warning: bad language, questionable photographic skills, and self pity. I’m home, on a week’s leave. Because I didn’t want unpaid, or … Continue reading

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James Thurber, Miss Powell, & a Dalek

If you’re on the delayed 12:14 Leeds from Doncaster, and you happen to have a disapproving notebook (above) with you, what happens? Apparently, if you’re me (1), you write this list: Why Write? 1) I write because it keeps me … Continue reading

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“We Are Shrinking”: a Poetic Blog

Caution: the following poem contains bad language, plus a rather shocking reference to a basket. Yesterday, I learned that a Tory parliamentary candidate suggested that mental health patients could wear wristbands which identify their mental illness. I sometimes wear one … Continue reading

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Originally posted on blahpolar:
James Fallon, author of The Psychopath Inside, has the brain abnormalities of a psychopath, but does not behave like one and here is why. “…brain patterns and genetic makeup are not enough to make anyone a…

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