Stockpiling for Brexit

I’m not alone in having begun stockpiling food, mostly staples and preserves that won’t go off. If all goes surprisingly smoothly with Brexshit and we get a deal, the worst thing will be I end up with a lot of food to eat having bought it at pre-Brexshit prices. It’ll get used come what may, … Read moreStockpiling for Brexit

Don’t put your trust in Apple’s App Stores

You’d think Apple would notify people when it discovers apps sold in its App Stores, Mac or iOS, have been found to contain spyware taking private information, when they’ve removed them from the store. But no. I had Dr. Cleaner Pro installed, a paid-for app, on my Macbook Pro. It turns out, it’s been gone … Read moreDon’t put your trust in Apple’s App Stores

Don’t just accept pain, fight it

I’ve learned a lot of people accept pain. They just go, “Oh, I have pain!” and take painkillers, perhaps going to the doctor to see if there’s a diagnosis attached. And then they accept a diagnosis like it’s their fate. Sit back and wait for it to get inevitably worse. I don’t get it. They … Read moreDon’t just accept pain, fight it

Headlines for homeowners

This is such a typical headline directed at homeowners, that blessed group within society, from The Guardian and, often enough, other newspapers as well, be they broadsheets or tabloids: Should we worry about a crash of the housing market? Let’s all take a deep breath.  It’s designed to appeal to the majority of middle and … Read moreHeadlines for homeowners

Tories grow more scared of Corbyn every day

Facebook showed me an ad that was pretty much standard, smeary fare for a party that lies all the time: a hate campaign funded by the Tories against Jeremy Corbyn. This was no algorithmic mistake. Clearly, the Tories are paying a fortune to target Labour supporters on Facebook (other than just keeping the newspaper editors … Read moreTories grow more scared of Corbyn every day

Press coverage of a female Doctor Who reveals a long way yet to go

Jodie Whittaker getting the role of the Doctor in Doctor Who after over half a century of men playing the part was undoubtedly amazing. The latest trailer for the new series has her in character breaking a glass ceiling. Yay. We know. We get it. Many of us, myself included, and I’ve been a Doctor Who … Read morePress coverage of a female Doctor Who reveals a long way yet to go

Kindness is a light

How quickly it seems to get dark in the evenings and early mornings again. Blink, and it’ll be Halloween. Blink twice, it’ll be Christmas. Time is precious, you realise at some point in your adult life. It really does speed up with each passing year. The darker months are when I find my thoughts turning … Read moreKindness is a light

Love and water – an exploration of ideas prompted by consideration of the topic of grief

There was a time long before the dawn of humanity, or even life on earth, when the sea covered the whole planet. There was nothing but time not measured, space uncharted, the wind, gigantic electrical storms, and water everywhere. Then, something sparked and life began in that vast ocean. Our ancient ancestors could be found … Read moreLove and water – an exploration of ideas prompted by consideration of the topic of grief

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