In recent days, I’ve been cutting down on my consumption of
BBC Radio. I think that it’s incumbent upon the responsible citizen to keep themselves informed so they can participate in democracy, but I’m increasingly unsure that listening to Today or Good Morning Scotland or The World At One or PM is a good way to do that. Particularly now Eddie Mair has moved on.
Stick with me – there’s fitba and a bangin choon at the end of this one
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Clearly, I was spoiled for news stories to cover
last week. Even this week, and more specifically today, a lot of things I’m interested in have been cropping up.
Trump‘s been in the news a bunch, but I’m not going to spend any time on the details of that. I mean, who’s got the bandwidth to constantly maintain the rage?
A: This guy?
No, the most interesting thing I learned about Trump this week keyed into
my interest in the amount of time we spent at work.
] Waste your time at work with the Apoplexy Tiny Letter. Continue reading Judge Dread
As long-suffering readers of the blog may know, one of the potential changes a stroke survivor might go through, is
an increase in the frequency of anger. The UK Stroke Association suggests meditation to ameliorate the negative emotional changes that a patient go through.
DON’T. TELL. ME. WHAT. TO. DO.
[ Maybe a jaunty ditty from the Apoplexy Newsletter might help?]
Continue reading Apoplectic
Suffering a brain injury, and
the risk of depression associated with recovering from a stroke, has left me with an interest in mental health issues. So when I came across this –
“Almost 50% of young people could not cope well with with the Guardian’s weirdly inconsistent editorial policy”
– I had to check it out.
[ Read on to find out more. And check out the Apoplexy Tiny Letter.] Continue reading Duchy Originals
I’m starting to think in more detail about what I’m going to do for Death Awareness Week this year.
Everyone’s at it, you know.
I was originally turned on to
Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief‘s work when Mrs Stroke Bloke and I attended a Death Café back in 2013.
[ Pass the minutes before death below. And if you’re still waiting,]
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Continue reading The Spectre
A couple of days ago, a teacher from London won $1MM as the world’s best teacher in the Global Teacher Prize.
In my day, Teacher didn’t even have a name!
Yeah, pay attention. You might just learn something. Today’s lesson: the arts and the art of surgery…
[ For extra credit, check out the Apoplexy Newsletter.] Continue reading Doctor! Doctor!
last week’s post I had a little laugh at the expense of Sir Bradley Marc Wiggins, Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
“Dude! We’re in charge of naming British titles!”
Then I learned some new stuff. It’s good to learn new stuff. So, why not read on?
[And “ Learn” “New” “Stuff” at the Apoplexy Newsletter!]
Continue reading Life Is Life
I’ve been thinking a lot about Muriel Spark this week. More specifically,
a Miss Jean Brodie in her prime.
I think that you’ll find I’m *currently* in my prime, Mr Stroke Bloke. Five points from Ravenclaw!
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Have trouble focussing?
Obsess over bunting?
If so, you might have
ROYAL WEDDING FEVER!!!
Ordinary working person experiences Royal Wedding Fever
What can you do if you experience Royal Wedding Fever?]
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Here is the news…
“Everything is fine. Return to your homes.”
Is this more FAKE NEWS?!?! Read on to find out where Stroke Bloke’s going with this…] Continue reading Apoplectic Me