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The Doorway Effect

Life – Terror. Ecstasy. Fight. Denial. Flight. Failure. PAIN. Forgiveness. Reconciliation. Hope. Love. Peace – Death. Why does walking through doorways make us forget? Forgetting why you entered a room is called the “Doorway Effect”, and it may reveal as much about the strengths of human memory, as it does the weaknesses. We’ve all doneContinue reading “The Doorway Effect”

From Liverpool to Russia With Love

Life – Terror. Ecstasy. Fight. Denial. Flight. Failure. PAIN. Forgiveness. Reconciliation. Hope. Love. Peace – Death. Children of Chernobyl Benefit Concert The Children of Chernobyl Benefit Concert was held at the Dynama Stadium in Minsk, (Dynamo Minsk Olympic Stadium) BSSR on April 23 and 24, 1991, five years after the nuclear reactor’s meltdown. The event featured bands from around the world andContinue reading “From Liverpool to Russia With Love”

The Empty Suit 

Life – Terror. Ecstasy. Fight. Denial. Flight. Failure. PAIN. Forgiveness. Reconciliation. Hope. Love. Peace – Death. 17 months in, today (29/9/21), ‘Sir Keith’ in all his glowing emptiness made his first ‘F2F’ (Leader) party speech to Labour Conference. There is still every indication that Starmer is utterly intransigent and will continue to butt his headContinue reading “The Empty Suit “

Let’s Talk About Death

Life – Terror. Ecstasy. Fight. Denial. Flight. Failure. PAIN. Forgiveness. Reconciliation. Hope. Love. Peace – Death. Truth is we are really shit at dying? Our own death and those of our loved ones. We are just not very comfortable with death and dying? The only certainty in life, we know it’s going to come yetContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Death”

Loss

Life – Terror. Ecstasy. Fight. Denial. Flight. Failure. PAIN. Forgiveness. Reconciliation. Hope. Love. Peace – Death. Fabric of Life Yesterday, in the early hours my wifes mum, Peggy Parr died. She wasn’t young, ninety-two, her death was not unexpected. It is fair to say she was a difficult woman. Maybe at 92 you are entitledContinue reading “Loss”

Wealth Tax

Life – Terror. Ecstasy. Fight. Denial. Flight. Failure. PAIN. Forgiveness. Reconciliation. Hope. Love. Peace – Death. HM Revenue & Customs (this week) published an analysis of the income tax paid in the UK by salary band, region and gender. In total we paid £174bn income tax in 2016-17, (the latest year for which figures are available). OfContinue reading “Wealth Tax”

War = Profit

Life – Terror. Ecstasy. Fight. Denial. Flight. Failure. PAIN. Forgiveness. Reconciliation. Hope. Love. Peace – Death. Some people pay the ultimate cost of war, with their lives. For others, war is an incredibly, lucrative business. Staggering Costs – U.S. Military Equipment Left Behind in Afghanistan Last night (31/8/21), I watched the BBC’s coverage of theContinue reading “War = Profit”

Religion

Life – Terror. Ecstasy. Fight. Denial. Flight. Failure. PAIN. Forgiveness. Reconciliation. Hope. Love. Peace – Death. There are an estimated 10,000 distinct religions worldwide About 84% of the world’s population is affiliated with Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, or some form of folk religion. In religious studies and folkloristics, folk religion, popular religion, or vernacular religion comprises various forms andContinue reading “Religion”

Aspirin v (Prostate) Cancer

Life – Terror. Ecstasy. Fight. Denial. Flight. Failure. PAIN. Forgiveness. Reconciliation. Hope. Love. Peace – Death. Aspirin is a commonly used medication with anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, and it is widely used to reduce the risk of ischaemic heart disease-related events and/or cerebrovascular accidents. I have been self-medicating 75mg dispersible aspirin for, consistently for atContinue reading “Aspirin v (Prostate) Cancer”

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