All posts by Steve

2020-59-CORONAVIRUS

Coronavirus… and on and on Hello friend Day 91… Wow! Twenty more days in lockdown since my last blog – 91 days? – that’s exactly 13 weeks – 3 months – a quarter of the year. I know some guys are not coping with this. The level of noise has increased, loud ‘boom-boom’ music and
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2020-58-CORONAVIRUS

Coronavirus: having fun?! Hello friend, (still) Day 71… Wow, day 71! I was told this could go on like this in here for several more weeks. I believe that. One prisoner confirmed that he had tested positive for the virus when he was ill a few weeks ago. There are others who are quarantined. I’ve
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2020-56-VEGETARIANISM

Vegetarianism;… it’s only logical… Hello friend, Day 67… I’ve been a vegetarian for over 20 years. One day when I was 10! Plus 2 periods of several years in my twenties, and the last 17 years. Can you be a pacifist and not be a vegetarian? I don’t believe you can. There is a famous
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2020-54-CIVIL RIGHTS

Civil Rights: your rights, my rights, everyone’s rights! Hello friend, Day 49… A couple of blogs ago, I mentioned one of my core values as being ‘justice.’ I thought it might be an interesting exercise to look at some of my other core values. Front and centre are ‘civil rights.’ Now, I don’t pretend to
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2020-53-CORONAVIRUS

Coronavirus: Hello friend, Day 46… I got a new flask after about 10 days. They did try to give me a second-hand flask on a couple of occasions. Eugh! No thanks – who knows what it’s been used for (see 3 blogs after 2020-04). This one actually works! The first one in 8 years. Due
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2020-52-HOPE

Hope: Is ‘impossible’ an impossibility? Hello friend, Day 44… Some time ago, I had an idea to start a section called ‘Graham on…;’I got as far as writing one piece on ‘Hope’ – that was 5 years ago (me and my bright ideas!). I guess, the blog took over as most of them are ‘Graham
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2020-51-FREEDOM

Hello friend, Day 43… This is another one of those blogs I’ve been meaning to do for a while; given the circumstances, it has never felt so relevant. What does it mean to be free? You are all (mostly) confined to your homes. Do you feel free? Do you equate freedom with free movement? In
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