The irony of making a fuss about writing for self but couch it in terms of we instead of I.

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Liked: Remembrance Sunday: Actors to ‘wage peace’ in 24-hour theatre marathon – BBC News

The silence was “always conceived of as a hinge moment”…

“Some people say that’s why it’s two minutes – one minute to look back and one minute to look forward.

“Life stops. We reflect. Do we then go back to where we were and pretend those two minutes never happened, or do those two minutes change us in some way? Do they charge us to do something different?”

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We’re away for a couple of days to see our daughter at university. It’s good to spend some time with her now that she’s settled in.

She’s based in Bournemouth but we decided to some to Salisbury Cathedral as we’ve not been here for a while. It’s a fantastic building.

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I thought it was about time I removed the reference to my (long deceased) newsletter from the subscribe page. It was created for a specific project that never got off the ground.

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Physical health and mental healthComments

The recent news that common drugs like aspirin or ibuprofen could be used to treat, or rather prevent, depression was obviously of great interest.

The theory is that, in some people, the immune system is always more active than normal behaving as though there is a persistent low level infection resulting in permanent inflammation. These people “appear to be at a higher risk of developing depression and psychosis.”

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Physical health and mental health

We returned the Apple Watch via our nearest Apple store last night and the process was incredibly painless:

  • scan the serial number,
  • a quick check of the details, and
  • do you want the money to go back on same card

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So excited for “Shadowlands” – the next expansion for World of Warcraft. It looks so cool!

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Bix points out that the criticisms quoted by Brent yesterday were actually about the decline of paid, professional blogging.

I reacted to Brent’s reaction rather than checking the conversation first hand (there’s a lesson here) but feel that position is still somewhat valid.

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I hate the changes to/from British Summer Time, especially the autumnal move back to GMT. It always takes me ages to get used to.

It’s like jetlag but without the joy of having flown somewhere.

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CandleComments

Flickering flames send shadows dancing –
Heedless silhouettes,
Flirtatiously celebrating their freedom.
Compelling, hypnotic –
Calling me in my solitude,
Soliciting with my mind.
The warm caress of a lover’s lips:
A kiss of light,
A kiss of life.
Breathless, expectant –
The rudiments of romance.
I lie transfixed;
The abstract rhythm of combustion.
A waking dream.

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Candle

It appears I was mistaken: I actually wrote “Candle” in November ’94. I’ll post it tomorrow.

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It’s been a busy day getting rid of rubbish, filling an old, external wooden window frame, then painting and damp proofing the back of the house.

So, now, I’m having a hot, relaxing bath by candlelight. Not by choice, the bulb died in the bathroom and we don’t have any spares. But as I lay here, watching the flame flicker and the shadows dancing in exaggerated sympathy, I think I should do it more often.

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