Usurper

  Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned (Yeats, The Second Coming) The relationship between our thoughts and the centre of our … Continue reading Usurper

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(Probably) All In The Mind

I have a lot of problems with my throat, chest, and stomach. Mysterious shooting pains; long-lived scratchinesses and nauseas; difficulty swallowing. Occasionally, one or more of these symptoms will cause me enough distress to go to a GP. They’ll look me over, examine my medical records, nod sagely, and invariably say something which amounts to: … Continue reading (Probably) All In The Mind