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The Invisible Woman

Somewhere over the years I came across the concept put forward by Germaine Greer about the invisibility of the older woman. I’ve never read it contextually but as I’ve grown older it has resonated more and more strongly for me, … Continue reading

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The Mating Rituals of the Modernist

There is building work on the street that I live in, so I’m sitting in a dark room, hoping the sensory deprivation will act as a bark deterrent to the two pugilistic terriers I live in. I’m slowly getting my … Continue reading

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Those Around Me

A follower of my blog suggested that I talk about how those around me regard my virus. It seems good to write of this rather than my talking myself into an ad finitum weeping and wailing loop repetively circling my potential … Continue reading

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Coffee, Urticaria and Reinvention

I’m sitting in a coffee bar, knocking back strong caffeine and trying not to scratch my swollen and slightly blistered eyelids. I’d mulled over writing this blog about my time journeying in China but I thought fuck it…hopefully I’ll never … Continue reading

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The Mercy of Ozymandias

I look in the mirror and I see a different person. I’ve a month more of medication to go, and though my viral count is so low as to be near non existent, it is still present and there is a … Continue reading

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Potential Energy

Two months into treatment and a month to go. My viral load has dropped from over a million to 27 and whilst I’m elated, I’m more than a little stir crazy at this whole self care business. It’s a year … Continue reading

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Sun Salutation

My father was very body conscious with an active involvement in the sports that men of his era participated in such as boxing and gymnastics. However as he wasn’t part of our lives for very long, and as my stepfather … Continue reading

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