Members 55. Writing School

This year, in Members, I am going to write alternate weeks on Writing and Lifestyle. The first series of lifestyle posts will focus on my decision to stop drinking alcohol.

I titled the writing series “My novel and I – a battle to the death.” A shade melodramatic, but indicative of how I’m feeling about Sean.

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Members 54. Epiphany! Epiphany! They’ve all got it…

Wow! Alcohol holds a powerful place in our society. Told that I am not going to drink alcohol for a year, people react in a variety of ways. Some are flat out incredulous. Others nod sadly, (which is disconcerting). One or two respond positively, but these are a minority.

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Members 53. Cheers!

Sober, I want to be moderate. Moderate, I fancy another drink. Or two. At that point, I’m either having such a good time that another drink is in order, or I’m bored; perhaps another drink will help?

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Members 52. The Election

The Election is done. My prediction was spot on, Politicians won.

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Members 51. Discourse

These days, I’m mostly furious. At Politics, at Apple and Twitter, and much of the world.

An example:

“Twitter is a great place to come if you like being called thick by people who put two spaces before a comma, think an ellipsis has seven dots, and who believe the reason they have a crap job is because of immigration.”

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Members 50. Half a century, and still at the crease.

This is the third start of this particular post. The first was a proper grump about Twitter in general, about right-on, holier than thou, virtue-signalling Twitter in particular. Second was an enquiry as to what makes a stabbing “terrorism”rather than “knife-crime.”

The evidence suggests I’m grumpier than usual.

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Members 49. Adjourned.

Since the attack on Margaret and Nero, and his subsequent death, my sleep has often been disrupted with rehearsals of meeting the man whom I hold responsible. These dreams often feature imaginative, inventive acts of violence that I commit cooly upon this person, in the manner of a shorter, tubbier Jack Reacher.

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Members 48 The sky is falling in

Politics. Seems to be going well, doesn’t it?

In true British style, I will disregard the vast majority of the world and focus on the USA and the UK. If we are to believe media, both real and fake, traditional and technological, the sky is surely about to fall in.

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Members 47. Sean Update

Back in early April, I wrote:

“_Should I share this timetable?_
_ _Why not? After all recruiting members was, at least in part, about commitment and accountability. So – potentially to my eternal regret, the timetable is:_

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Members 46. Middle-Age 6. Anxiety

Anxiety. As ever, in matters of philosophy, I turn first to Billy Connolly.

“Nobody told me about that!”

Billy was lamenting the lack of warning that he received about the ageing process. Specifically, he was talking about the discovery of his first grey pubic hair.

Don’t go! I’m not going to talk about pubes.

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