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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Members 45. Middle-Age 5. Posh drinking

I’m getting into posh drinking. I wrote last week about alcohol.

Last night, I was out for dinner and had two beers and a cocktail. By my standards, that’s very light. I was sober and good company. I felt fine this morning.

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Members 44. Middle-Age 4. How much is too much?

Alcohol is the root of all evil.

No. It isn’t.

However it is dangerous stuff. I drink too much. That said, in comparison to what I used to drink, I’m a complete lightweight. That’s progress, of a sort, I guess.

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Members 43. Middle-Age 3. Food

Food glorious food.

“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”
George Bernard Shaw.

As I type, I weigh around 119 KG, which is 262 lbs. I’m 5’10. You may want to bear this in mind before taking any advice on lifestyle or eating.

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Members 42. Middle-Age 2. Take a hike

I wrote last week about quitting smoking. Walking was a side-effect of that. A real danger of quitting an addiction is replacing that addiction with another. There will always be people and companies who want to profit from your addiction. Take a look at the vaping industry; most of which is now owned by the same companies that own the cigarette manufacturers. I was keen not to fall into that trap. So – when I craved a cigarette, I got up from my desk and took a stroll.

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Members 41. Middle-Age 1. Got a fag?

Not Middle-Earth, but middle-age. I daresay people warned me of this, but I didn’t listen. Over the next few posts, I will explore getting older and how it surprises, challenges and scares me. Not the sort of thing I would share on the blog – but we’re in a safe space, aren’t we?

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