2019-14-Birthday

2019 – 14 – birthday Birthday Hello friend, A short blog: yes, it’s my birthday today – happy birthday to me. Thanks to those who took the time to send me a card; and, to those who didn’t – c’mon! It’s easy to remember for next year… my birthday is on St. George’s Day. Actually,
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2019-13-Cough

2019 – 13 – cough Cough Hello friend, This blog (and the next few) continues on the theme of illness; or rather, how this prison is like a ‘virus swamp.’ For the last quarter of last year. I developed this weird coughing illness; I was not the only one. Violent coughing fits in groups of
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2019-12-Asthma Attack

2019 – 12 – asthma attack Asthma Attack Hello friend, Wow! Is it really nearly a year since my asthma attack (see blog 2018-62)? Here’s the highlights: I found out that asthma deaths in the UK for 2015 was the highest in Europe with 1,434 deaths; there were 1,360 deaths in 2016 (source: Asthma Uk).
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2019-11-Psychology

2019 – 11 – psychology Psychology Hello friend, This blog is actually a reply I gave to a question from Sarah (thanks, Sarah) about what would replace psychology as a method of rebabilitation. Some of what I say I have said before but it bears repeating. “Hi Sarah, great question. The whole issue rehabilitation is
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2019-10-Cervical Senosis

Cervical Stenosis Hello friend, Longer term readers of my blog might remember 2017 98-mri and 2018-56-stenosis (check it out). To cut a long story short: the diaganosis a that time was one of cervical stenosis; specifically, the C5 and C6 vertebra in my neck. At that time, my only symptom was some numbness in my
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2019-9-emailaprisoner

2019 – 09 – emailaprisoner emailaprisoner.com Hello friend, “There are no strangers here, only friends you haven’t met.” – W.B.Yeats I know (from statistics) that my blog is read by a growing number of people; both from this country and abroad. I am also aware of people who used to know me (prior to prison)
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2019-8-Media

2019 – 08 – media Media Hello friend, Following on from the last blog, I may as well get this one off the list: another ‘EXCLUSIVE’ from another tabloid. Although, as all they did was read one of my blogs and reimagined the content. It’s hard to see why it would be an exclusive; the
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2019-7-Media

2019 – 07 – media Media Hello friend, “Are their readers really that naiveto believe what they read in these papers?” Maybe they are judging by some of the crass comments left on their website: “hard labour” and “holiday camp” are two examples. Hard labour? What a great idea, that’s never been tried before; brutalise
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2019-6-Arts Project

2019 – 06 – arts project Arts Project Hello friend, Sometime last year, one of the tabloids obtained the amount of funding the Arts Council gave this project; Freedom of Information Act request? Predictably, they vilified me and the project. These sorts of personal attacks used to bother me in the early days but I
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2019-5-Arts Project

2019 – 05 – arts project Arts Project Hello friend, A small addendum to the Koestler story. I found out the results in the Arts Project Category. It turns out that there was not a Platinum prize (1st) awarded; I’ve no idea why. There was a gold (2nd), Silver (3rd) and two Bronze (4th) awards;
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