Tag Archives: Britain

Halloween on the Radio!

“… there ain’t no easy way out …” – from “I Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty Are you familiar with “Feel the Fear, and Do It Anyway” by Susan Jeffers? As a friend who is also a therapist once … Continue reading

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We’re Still Here: World Mental Health Day, 2015

Warnings for: frankness, mention of suicide, & a plea for goddamn gun control. Oh, and swearing. And also Kula Shaker, because I’m a middle-aged hippy wannabe Sooner or later, mental illness is going to get you: you, or someone you … Continue reading

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Spock Wept! Further Curses for Our Times

Warnings for: Swearing (duh), substantive sci fi references, & an elegant sufficiency of alternative swear words (because anything else would be flippity-floppity). Why, oh why, is swearing such goddamn fun? And – especially for non-smokers, though I’ve met plenty of … Continue reading

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Pink Shoes, Charity, & Immigrant Me

Warnings for: musings (1), mentions of vigorous exercise, and substitute swear words (“Cuss Lite”(TM) I have given up swearing for autumn, and taking up running til at least early December. It remains to seen which one proves more chuffin’ difficult. … Continue reading

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How to be a Foreigner

Brigadier: “Well, naturally enough the only country that could be trusted with such a role was Great Britain.” The Doctor: “Well, naturally. I mean, the rest were all foreigners.” Fancy being the square peg amongst the round ‘uns? Someone who, … Continue reading

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