To boldly go…

One of the upsides of being off sick is that I’ve watched a bit of Star Trek. In fact I have viewed all 695 episodes of the Original Series, Next Generation, DS9, Voyager and Enterprise. I’ve just finished this Easter weekend. All I haven’t seen are the films, as they’re not on Netflix.  I love the Star Trek ethos, the universe and philosophy developed by the makers. There are many sci-fi dystopian visions of the future.  Over population (as in Logan’s Run or Soylent Green) or aliens out to eat you (as in the Alien films) or technology gone wrong … Continue reading To boldly go…

What keeps you going?

It looks like it’s gonna take a bit more to keep the old boy going from now on. 85 pills a week to be exact. Pills to stop my blood sticking together, pills to keep down cholesterol, pills to slow my heart down, pills to stop my joints getting inflamed, pills to counteract my allergies to pollen and animal hair. All this plus my constant injections every three minutes, round the clock, to keep the sugar level in my blood in balance. It’s a bit crazy really.  On top of this, the doctors have zapped my eyes with lasers so … Continue reading What keeps you going?