The Drop and Rise – Depression or Just Life?

I’ve started writing this over a dozen times only to delete the opening paragraph and begin again. For a writer that’s pretty fucking funny. Only I’m not laughing. I should because it is. Roll with the punches I guess. I wanted to open with something deep, meaningful, insightful, and then move on the crux of…

Team Sugar, Mortality and Everything In Between

About a month ago I was diagnosed with diabetes, which kinda sucks. Through the idiotic method of internet diagnosis I had a pretty good idea this was why my toes had gone numb, not to mention the reason I’d shed 10 stone in weight over the last few years. So what did I do with…

Better at 40 than 20!

Today I turned 40, which is no bad thing if you consider what my life was like at 20, which we’ll get to in a bit. Before you start reading, take a look at the photo above. You’ll find out why shortly. Nice hat though, right? Found that jaunty little head-piece on Cambridge market today.…

Giving Thanks # 1 – My genes

In my recent post, My Zombie Christmas, I whined about how the flu virus made me feel like a zombie. There was some dark humour in there, but essentially it was a complaint about how much I detested feeling like crap. Boo-hoo, right? Poor Dave, feeling sorry for himself. Get over it man, it’s just…

Letter to George

George, This has to happen. I have to write this here because I need room to express my views and you need to take time to read and digest what I’m about to say. Forget that it’s in the public domain and focus on the meaning and purpose of this letter. What I need to…