Monthly Archives: December 2010

Signs and Wonders

What’s a practising Jew to do at a time like this?  I don’t celebrate Christmas, or Xmas either, for that matter.  While all around me are the unmistakeable signs of festivity that have been growing since they first started to … Continue reading

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Changing Gears

Over the past few weeks, since changing medication from anti-depressants to a mood stabiliser, I have, in cycling parlance, changed gears. Over the past couple of weeks I have noticed a real change of pace, both in the speed of my thoughts, and also … Continue reading

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Rear Wheel Flats

Considering the title of this blog, it’s high time I tackled the cyclist’s blight – the flat tyre. Over the years I have suffered my fair share of punctures.  They usually happen in the middle of nowhere, in wet weather, and I … Continue reading

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It’s Not About The Bike

In an era that regards miracles as events that are yet to succumb to a rational explanation, the Jewish festival of Channucha celebrates the miracle of oil. Before July 1999, most people would also have said that miracles had no place in … Continue reading

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