Monthly Archives: November 2010

Prophet and Loss

My bike computer needs a new battery, and so do I. Did I really cycle any miles this week, if they aren’t recorded on the digital screen that sits  on  my handlebars? It can tell me that I am doing … Continue reading

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My Chemical Romance

A friend who is rightly sceptical about psychiatry asked me recently to chart my pharmaceutical journey, as I leave behind anti-depressant pills for the world of mood stabilisers.  So, here goes. The first tablets I was prescribed for the malady of depression … Continue reading

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Bike Baggage

A few years ago an acquaintance killed himself by drinking a bottle of whiskey, filling his pockets with pebbles, and walking into the sea. I was struck by the fact that he had filled his pockets with pebbles.  It brought … Continue reading

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Tarmac!

Everyone who has ever ridden a bike knows the pain of falling off, be it the helmeted – elbow – and – knee – padded nursery school child, or the elite professional road racer careering off the side of a mountain pass … Continue reading

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What The Dickens

Insomnia is the curse of depressives everywhere.  Whether it is difficulty falling asleep in the first place, or waking up in the small hours, and finding it impossible to nod off again Sleep Hygiene, as the professionals like to call … Continue reading

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