Category Archives: psychology

What if the hokey-cokey is really what it’s all about?

For the past few days, we’ve had house guests: acquaintances and semi-colleagues, but not (yet) what we’d call friends; socially awkward at the very best of times. This visit coincided with a couple of potential (but cancelled) viewings of our … Continue reading

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Top Dog always gets the treats he wants

I went to a conference a few years ago where they let people pick a “dietary option” beforehand. Let’s say, for argument’s sake, that 50% of people responded, 20% of whom (or 10% of the attendees) said they were vegetarian. … Continue reading

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If you want to get ahead, get a helmet. Or don't.

To the editor of Cycle, the CTC magazine: Sir, It’s always a shame to see factions of CTC cyclists still arguing with each other over whether one “ought” to either wear, or be forced to wear, a helmet. The argument … Continue reading

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No light, but rather darkness visible

When the weather isn’t miserable of an evening, the night-time commute makes for a good cycle. Before the light pollution in Witney really takes over the sky, the landscape is picked out in cool shades of blue-white: from the moon … Continue reading

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You won't believe it!

Blogging at The Sun – Tabloid Lies, D-Notice links to an article on the Sun’s website, where some woman was filming her baby and there’s odd sounds on the tape. I won’t say any more than that about the particular … Continue reading

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A touch of bucolic

There are phantom cows in a field near our offices. The horses chew the grass at one end of the enclosure, accompanied by a pony who spent a whole summer two years ago pretending to be their foal, in order … Continue reading

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Wife and two home-made chocolate oranges to support

Over on Sick Days, alantru complains about sponsorship blagging at work. I do feel his pain, rather. I was full of flu the last time that the Meander for Life was taking place, and was fuzzyheadedly watching people run round … Continue reading

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