Category Archives: Silliness

Don’t Try This At Home

As you’ll both be aware I am in the middle of changing from one Brain Care Medication to another. Last week I was just starting a week of zero venlafaxine (trades under Vensir, Vencarm, Venlalix, Voldemort, Vadermort, Vulcan Bomber — … Continue reading

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Brain Strain

I am a career depressive. I’ve been on all the drugs. Back in the day I was on mianserin which they probably only use nowadays to tranquilize rhinos, and even then, only from a long way off. After I came … Continue reading

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Hocus Pocus

Greetings, Pop Pickers. Music fans of a certain vintage will recall with a wry smile the tune Hocus Pocus by the Dutch prog rock¬†band Focus, in which the inspired lunacy of organist, vocalist and flautist Thijs van Leer met the … Continue reading

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First Person Plural

This first person singular — that’s ‘I’, meaning ‘me’ — has increasing difficulties with the first person plural — that’s ‘we’, meaning ‘us’. Every day I come across phrases, usually freighted with some agonised self-flagellating subtext, or so I assume, … Continue reading

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Commutatis Maledictis

London! London! (It’s only a model). London! On second thoughts, let’s not visit London. It is a Silly Place. Notwithstanding inasmuch as which it’s almost precisely approximately exactly two whole years since I have been to the London Orifice (I’m … Continue reading

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World Poetry Day

Yes, I know, I know, World Poetry Day was a few days ago now, and as you read this it’s probably World Broccoli Day or World Make-Friends-With-A-Unicycling-Girrafe Day, but at the age of 59 and 11/12ths I’m a bit slow … Continue reading

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Scrabbungulate

I’m not sure whether either of you know that I am rather fond of Scrabble. I can be found haunting the Internet Scrabble Club under the name of zedwave, (playing Scrabble online with people you know only as nicknames is, … Continue reading

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Dreamages

Oh, these dreams. I don’t know whether it’s the present situation, or the drugs, but I do have the most vivid dreams these days. Sometimes they are photo-realistic … except that the reality is not as one might expect. Some … Continue reading

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