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He’s cooking in the woods, a brush fire in your neck

Today I’ve been thinking about a couple of environmental articles I’ve read. Both present a similar viewpoint: individual changes to consumption or recycling won’t impact the environmental crisis the planet is facing. The first, I work in the environmental movement. I don’t care if you recycle. by Mary Anaise Heglar,…

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I will hide and you will hide And we shall hide together here

Another day recovering. Better than yesterday where my wound hurt every time I moved and throbbed continually through the day. I forget that when you are “ill” or “recovering” that’s what you’re actually doing. Last week I imagined I could recuperate by reading and writing, popping out a little. In…

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This is some parade, yesiree Bob

Magazine reading. I subscribe to Wire magazine and it’s great to see the main feature is about Wire and their new album. Also read some tech magazines… but the less said about this nerdish preoccupation, the better. Very sore after my walk out yesterday. Surely I didn’t overdo it just…

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In the light I saw quite a scene in there

Much better day today. I’ve even been able to have a shower and change my dressing. I even managed to leave the house for a short time but I fear I may have been a little premature. A chunk of my time today has been listening to music and, inevitably,…

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The map that you painted didn’t seem real

Feeling a little more human today though I’m still finding it hard to stand up and move about. What’s definitely better is that I’m not feeling so exhausted. Apart from sitting around waiting for my wound to heal to a point that I can actually do things, I’ve spent today…

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The ocean sang, the conversation’s dimmed

I’m still immobile from my operation. Watched Apocalypse Cow, George Monbiot’s recent documentary about the impact of livestock farming on the planet. Monbiot’s excellent at stripping away the falsehoods and misconceptions surrounding agriculture. At the start he presents a model in which he shows how livestock dominates Britain (something like…

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Speaking in tongues, it’s worth a broken lip

Recovering from surgery at home. While I’m not in pain, I’m far more sore than I was yesterday. I think I was lulled into a false sense of being mobile yesterday. It’s quite difficult to get up and hobble about the house and uncomfortable sitting on the sofa. There’s a…

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Wrap your heel in bones of steel. Turn the leg, a twist of color.

During my stay overnight in hospital I watchd Martin’s Close, the BBC adaptation of M.R. James’ ghost story. It captures the tone of the short story, the trial of a young country squire who had murdered an “innocent” woman excellently. The layers of narrative: the story-teller, the trial, the flashbacks…

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