Category Archives: Nightmares


A very strange event last night. (27/10). I had come home with a bit of a headache, , which is fairly unusual given the amount of analgesics and anti-inflammatories I take  and that my BP is a very commendable 125/70! … Continue reading

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Sometimes He Just Sits and Stares


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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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The View from my Head

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Drop bears target tourists, study says

Drop bears target tourists, study says BY AMY MIDDLETON | Drop bears are less likely to attack people with Australian accents, according to experts at Curtin University in Perth. DROP BEARS TARGET PEOPLE with foreign accents more often than those who are Australian-born, … Continue reading

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A Depressing Thought.

Sad, is it not, to think that when John Keats was my age, he had been dead for 38 years longer than he had lived. Still, never mind eh?   His name is not forgotten.  

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We have all heard of the machine that goes “PING!” Today I met the medical machine that makes such a racket that you need earplugs AND earmuffs.  The Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine. Even wearing both, it is still very noisy.  (This … Continue reading

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Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand, 1979. Some weird stuff happening. This is the last known sighting of the dreaded Taniwha of Cape Kidnappers that had terrorised the area for over 250 years. The first sighting by a European was by Captain … Continue reading

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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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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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