Category Archives: Depression

A Ray of Hope…

I have been a little down again lately.   For starters, there seems to be no progress with my arm. It is no better now than before the operation.   I’d have thought that there would be some sign of improvement by … Continue reading

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I Wept for a Frightened little Girl.

I have daughters.  I cannot believe that a member of a race that went through the holocaust could do this. An Israeli army officer who repeatedly shot a 13-year-old Palestinian girl in Gaza dismissed a warning from another soldier that … Continue reading

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ODAD

I believe I may have discovered a new medical syndrome.    I may even be the first person to suffer it.  But probably not.  Nonetheless it would be cool if it became known as Freshwater’s Syndrome. A more scientific terminology … Continue reading

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Zest

Usually I am not interested in sweet foods.  I rarely eat cake or biscuits, or have a dessert. In fact I would eschew dessert in favour of a second helping of prawns or potato any time.   So it is … Continue reading

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Dear Diary

Something is wrong. The black dog has me by the knee and is worrying me sore.  I had hoped for some good news this week, and I have had no word.  Val pointed out that no news is good news.  The … Continue reading

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Evil.

For some reason, the event about which I posted yesterday preyed heavily on my mind last night.  I barely slept.  This morning I am red-eyed and distressed.  Depressed.   I don’t know why this particular event has affected me so badly … Continue reading

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Depression

An acquaintance hanged himself last week.  His funeral was on the weekend.  I barely knew him, we spoke only occasionally when I visited his place of work for professional purposes. He struck me as a very cheerful and good-humoured chap. … Continue reading

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A Truffle Shared is a Truffle Halved.

Yesterday, all my truffles seemed so far away. Now it looks as though they’re here to stay. Truffle oil.  Who would have thought that a few drops could make such a difference to a dish? I made mashed potatoes and artichoke … Continue reading

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The Heat Goes On

The day began this morning with a cloud-filled sky.  The air was pleasantly cool and the breeze carried a hesitant promise of rain.  I was sure I felt a slight touch of moisture on my cheek, as light and as … Continue reading

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Ah Me, Ah My

Life is full of little difficulties when one has only one fully functional arm.  I have a steadily  increasing appreciation of the problems facing the metaphorical one-armed paperhanger. Tasks such as hanging a calendar, putting things in high cupboards, cleaning … Continue reading

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