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Misc.

Running Up That Hill

I have been training for the 2020 Hackney Half since autumn 2019, and in a few weeks it might actually happen on September 26th 2021.  This means that I have been hitting pavements for two […]

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The Parable Of The Flood

I am not a fan of using religious tropes and stories to communicate vital real-world issues.  But I’m also being regularly reminded that sometimes the way I like to communicate (i.e. at great length and […]

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An Antidote(ish) to Climate Despair

The U.N. has released it’s latest damning report on the state of climate change in the world, and everyone is sad.  It’s grim, grim reading, and everyone is exhausted.   However.  Exhaustion and sadness are […]

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Goodness What A Week

Well, it’s been a bit of a time.   I’m writing this blog post from day 2 of self-isolation, after my NHS Covid App pinged me with a warning that I’d had contact with someone […]

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Abyssal Adventures

This is a thing what I did with people who I love and admire, and it is pure fun.   I mean, it’s DnD, it should just be pure fun.  And it is!  As part […]

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Getting There Perhaps

Today I got my second jab, and am very full of feelings.   I didn’t talk about the first jab when I got it, because I felt embarrassed that I was being jabbed only a […]

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Why I’m Standing As A Green. Again.

On May 6th swathes of the UK go to the polls to vote in regional, Assembly and local by-elections, and once again I’m standing for the Greens in the ward in which I live and […]

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Mulling in March 2021

On Wednesday, I celebrated – is celebrated the word? – a year in lockdown.  On March 17th 2020 I sat on the opposite end of a park bench from Mum, ate a burrito wrapped and […]

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In Praise of… OutsideXbox and OutsideXtra

My relationship with geekdom is complicated.   On the one hand, I’m absolutely a geek.  But there are geeks, and then there are geeks who have honed their geekiness to a razored point and invested […]

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Not Talking Politics For A While

I have often used this blog to write about politics.  I consider it important to write about politics; it is the map that shapes the direction our country and society.  I haven’t written about politics […]

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The Hackney Half in September

Unsurprisingly, and not incorrectly, the Hackney Half has been delayed again, to September 26th 2021.  This was always pretty likely, and though I agree with the decision it does mean that I will have essentially […]

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When All This Is Over

Here are some of the many, many things I dream of doing once all this is over, and everything is vaccine-central-tastic, in a rough order of least-demanding to most.   Hugs I wanna hug someone.  […]

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