Tag Archives: World War 1

Not

Not writing. Not cycling. Nor a sorrowful face full of tears. Nor a  shuddering heart. Nor any shaking shoulders. In fact, nothing much at all. What is this vacancy? Whose are these slumbering eyes that guide me? Whose billowing arms far out … Continue reading

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Dental

My first job in the mental health field was as a Residential Social Worker at a mental health hostel for young people. There was one person living there who had  – to put it bluntly – bad teeth. It was … Continue reading

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The Cycle of Change

Last week I was in Belgium on a cycling holiday touring World War 1 sites with my son.  Long – standing readers of this blog may recall that we went on a similar trip in 2010 to sites in the Somme … Continue reading

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Trench Foot

During a ride of about 5 miles or more I start to need to wiggle my feet a bit; during longer rides a certain numbness seeps into the soles of my feet, and the attempts at improving the circulation become … Continue reading

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