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Never Too Old to Bop & Roll

  Warnings: Potential intense cheerfulness, hopefully sans hypomania; brief mention of suicidal feelings; tiny bit of swearing. In a previous blog – “The All Singing, All Dancing Post-Surgery Blog“- I forgot to include this: (17) Do not bop, boogie, dance, … Continue reading

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Oh Very Young: a Blog for Mother’s Day

“Oh very young / what we leave at this time / we’re only dancing on this earth for a short while …” – Cat Stevens, “Oh Very Young” Hi, Mom. It’s nearly Mother’s Day. This year’s song is by Cat … Continue reading

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It is Margaret We Mourn for: a Poetic Blog

“Margaret are you grieving Over Goldengrove unleaving? Leaves like the things of man, You, with your fresh thoughts care for, can you?“ “Spring and Fall“, Gerard Manley Hopkins (1880) As a morbid adolescent, I fell in love with this poem … Continue reading

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Channeling my Inner Hippy: a Poetic Blog

“If thou wilt not fight thy battle of life because in selfishness thou art afraid of the battle, thy resolution is in vain: nature will compel thee.” – The Bhagavad-Gita The sort of exhaustion that comes with multiple night shifts … Continue reading

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Circles & Side: to My Teenage Self

Eh up, young me: It’s high school graduation time in the States, exam time in England, which is probably what brought you to mind. Why mention England? You live there now. It’s part of what happens when you marry your … Continue reading

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