Pandemic


 

Living, coping and observing in the age of Covid #6

Jan 2021: THE stable door is now shut tight. Bolted and barred. Triple locked and with no sign of a key or code. And unoccupied. The horse it once contained, an unruly beast at the best of time, seized its pre-lockdown moment and is now a mere galloping speck in the distance. Catching it will be a thankless, nigh impossible, task. Restraining it, even more unlikely. For a while it held the headlines while the experts debated and dithered, as experts tend to do, about how best… Continue reading

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  Pushing on regardless NOW here’s a weird, even disturbing, thing; my trusty Garmin records a hilly four-mile run around the city where I live. Yet I have scant memory of it ever happening. How can this be? The watch tells of a continuous jog with every second accounted for. By contrast, my memory presents me with a fractured picture of this same outing. All I can recall is a bundle of random sectors; a jumbled image of an amiable amble in the company of a running mate. The highs and lows of  those detested hills are all recorded on… Continue reading