Category Archives: philosophy

Hamish

Tomorrow is our grandson’s birthday – he will be 2 years old. In a couple of weeks time I will be 70 years old. The circle of life continues. Young Hamish has his whole life ahead of him. He has … Continue reading

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latest entry …… new ideas.

Yet again too long in posting. Going through much – physically, mentally, but it has led me to a slight change in view point. The heart problems worsen, the Myeloma seems to be doing better, despite the side effects of … Continue reading

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Yonks and yonks

It seems an age since I wrote in this blog, and indeed it is. Why is that? Maybe it is because I have been feeling better since January. No chemo, results since transplant good, no treatment for a while. It … Continue reading

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The big sho(r)t

Last week we went to see the movie “The big short”. As you probably know it is about the global financial crisis caused by the greed and willingness to be less than honest of bankers. This of course led to … Continue reading

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What price hope?

It really is interesting the things people say when they learn that you have a serious, inevitably terminal disease. I mean – what can one say? “So sorry, enjoy your final days” ….. probably not. “Bummer, glad it’s not me!” … Continue reading

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The summer of ’65.

I was listening to Bryan Adams recently, and one of my favourite songs – “The summer of ’69” made me prick up my ears and listen more intently than usual. I’m sure you all know this classic song and love … Continue reading

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End of life ?

I’m going a bit philosophical this blog. Asking the question – what constitutes the end of life? A week ago my father passed away – died. His living life ended. He died in hospital peacefully following a short illness. He … Continue reading

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That bucket list.

After dinner talk amongst friends in convivial situations  often leads to that regular subject ….  “what would you put on your ‘bucket list’? Greatly interesting insights into friends can emerge from such discussions, and we all have had, I am … Continue reading

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Life and death – the harsh reality.

It is easy to read philosophical thoughts on death, I have an excellent one at the head of this blog. It is another to react to them all in the same way when reality actually hits. Take for the example … Continue reading

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Live better? How??

I have just spent a good few hours watching you tube clips about Ikaria – the island where people forget to die. I was led to watch these by reading heavily about this place – and was led to reading … Continue reading

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