Getting Hissed

Can you hear that? No, you probably can’t. But I can. Tinnitus: ringing or buzzing in the ears. That definition just does not do it justice in my case. A concentration-shattering, perpetual whistling, more like. A shrill, hissing, sibilant, headache-inducing screeching that eases off to a whispering susurration at times. Or maybe you can hear …

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Dysprosium : SciFi Convention

Dysprosium was the 66th annual UK SciFi Convention, held at Easter 2015. (Yes, I'm still playing "catch-up".) Overview Weird and wacky, thoughtful and intelligent, and a Real Ale bar permanently packed-out with hobbits. Well, not real hobbits, but hairy folk wearing homespun and sandals. (For my non-UK readers, Real Ales are traditional beers produced by smaller breweries with …

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Catching Up

I've not posted for a while. Today I'm catching-up with a miscellany of stuff, good and bad. I spent a week in the UK visiting my mother and returned depressed at the toll late-stage Alzheimer's is having on that wonderful woman. Then I heard that my 11 year old nephew had succumbed to cancer. It …

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