Category Archives: life

TW suicide and depression and all that jazz.

An audio version of this post is available here. You can’t write about anyone else’s experience of depression, only your own. I got off twitter as soon as the S-word started being bandied about, in connection with Robin Williams. I … Continue reading

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Cis and bigotry.

I was born in 1969. Two years after being a gay or bisexual man became technically legal, but a very long time (indeed the process is STILL ongoing), before it became socially acceptable. During my childhood, I recall a great … Continue reading

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The revolution will be blogged.

I am smack bang in the middle of the one operational window I get each year, where, for a few weeks, I can forget that my body doesn’t work: things like holidays and love seem attainable, and the whole of … Continue reading

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Chimera heart wanted.

An audio version of this post is available here. “I wouldn’t mind embarking on an affair with someone from a circus,” I said, on twitter. In my mind, there were trapeze artists, a bearded lady (there probably aren’t bearded ladies … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day: she went there.

An audio version of this post is available here. The absolute worst thing about being single on any day (including this one WHICH SHALL NOT BE MENTIONED), is encouplinated people saying things like “you’ll meet someone, I know you will,” … Continue reading

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Calendar girl.

An audio version of this post is available here. I’m writing this as part of Twitter’s #TimeToTalk day, encouraging people with MH issues to speak about it (and, very importantly, other people to listen!). There’s this thing you do if … Continue reading

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About surgery and its scars. [TW]

An audio version of this post is available here. I read this piece in the Guardian about the psychological scars left in people after being in intensive care, and it has prompted me to write this. Fair warning: this piece … Continue reading

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The year of good magic.

An audio version of this post is available here. People do year round-ups, and I have tried to in the past, but if I’m honest it has been an unsatisfying exercise because in 44 years of flapping about on life’s … Continue reading

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The process of long division.

An audio version of this post is available here. My mental image of what it feels like to finish writing a book – don’t laugh, I can’t help it – is lifted from Romancing the Stone, where the lead character … Continue reading

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BT Infinity: the world’s worst Christmas ornament

The ad shows a small, sleek, black box. An effortless connection. A dude doing All The Things on his sexy laptop and on his phone or tablet. What I have thus far is: – A small sleek black box that … Continue reading

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