Three days, 15 points and just starting to recover from the British Geriatric Society Autumn Conference

For the most, this was people showing-off their successes, how many older people they had saved from peril (mostly keeping them out of hospital), how many standard deviations from the mean their intervention had generated and so on.

Function versus behaviour

Nothing works with Florence, distraction, diversion, joking, cajoling, all the old tropes fail. You have to accept that Florence isn’t eating and leave her alone.

Someone I know

He looks So very like someone I know.   A man. I don’t really know them Other than I am aware I Dislike them.   Where do you begin When considering not quite Doppelgangers But similars?   In the winter I took a photo of a pitta-bread maker in Jaffa Who looked just like myContinue reading “Someone I know”

Granny, what of your dreams?

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – is the name of Philip K Dick’s novella which was most recently translated into the Blade Runner 2049 movie. My son’s Blu-Ray DVD arrived in the post this afternoon. It has been said that dreams are under attack from modernity – from our reduced and erratic sleep patterns,Continue reading “Granny, what of your dreams?”

Phallic symbols and America

Born down in a dead man’s town The first kick I took was when I hit the ground End up like a dog that’s been beat too much Till you spend half your life just covering up I am not sure why the opening lyrics to Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born in the USA’ are whistling inContinue reading “Phallic symbols and America”