Monthly Archives: August 2017

I Can’t Count

I mentioned a few days ago that I’ve taken to exercising every day by doing knee bends. I also mentioned that I’d combined this exercise with my regular cycle of activities by doing the knee bends each time I took … Continue reading

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From Cain To Cain’t

Possibly as a result of inadvertently attending a rock concert on Monday, I spent a while yesterday listening to music, and ended up watching a two-part (1, 2) documentary about the history of the blues. According to the documentary, the … Continue reading

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Shame About The Weather

I had an odd experience yesterday. I’d gone out in the afternoon for a quiet drink in a local pub, and ended up with a front row seat at a rock concert. It was sunny and so I’d headed for … Continue reading

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The Perversity of Public Health

I’ve been thinking about health quite a lot recently, and wondering what “being in good health” means. And I suppose that to me “good health” means something like being strong and active. Sick people, suffering from some disease or other, … Continue reading

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Losing Freedoms

In conversation in the Smoky Drinky Bar last night, TwentyRothmans remarked that he was thinking of leaving England, in part because he didn’t think the English had it in them to resist the loss of freedom they were experiencing. I … Continue reading

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Coming To The Boil

Nobody noticed them for a long time. They could be found in cities everywhere, usually outside, and standing on their own. And then quite suddenly they became intolerable, and they came under physical attack. Smokers? No, I wasn’t thinking of … Continue reading

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The Exermarket

Surreal BBC report I came across yesterday: Middle-aged told to walk faster Middle-aged people are being urged to walk faster to help stay healthy, amid concern high levels of inactivity may be harming their health. Officials at Public Health England … Continue reading

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