Category Archives: research

I was young once, but the youth are young forever

This weekend we went to see friends in Sheffield. For a change, the (outrageously expensive) train journeys changing at Birmingham were almost entirely faultless: certainly nothing we could complain about. That is, only if you consider what the train companies … Continue reading

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Escaping from the tyranny of Mild

What odd weather we had the past couple of weeks. Nothing to worry about, though, so please continue driving and flying as if we weren’t already past peak oil. Enjoyment of my daily commute depends a great deal on the weather, … Continue reading

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Look: it’s the Goodyear Blimp! And it bears glad tidings!

For my own part, I finally have a diagnosis for my suspected cluster headaches. Basically: they’re cluster headaches. My nights had started getting desperate: I could continue to take Migraleve and be entirely headache-free, but who wants a codeine monkey … Continue reading

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If the harvest did not return more than was sown

Doctors’ receptionists are proverbially awful. Our local surgery’s reception is merely bad, but still enough to make me want to avoid it. So when I make you aware of the number of “undiagnosed” complaints I claim to suffer from, you … Continue reading

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Lighter later, darker later

I wrote a longer version of this originally, but managed to bore myself. I don’t think Lighter Later will ever be as successful as the (slightly contradictory) predictions imply. It will also be overall bad news for my own personal … Continue reading

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People who agonized over these decisions also agonized over

While we’re on the subject of commerce, it’s worth revising a couple of my longstanding resolutions with regards to online purchases. If nothing else, exposing my hypocrisy at least makes me feel less like I’m being wilfully misleading and more … 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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