Category Archives: Old age

Crossing the Bridge: Fear of Tumbling

I’m not scared of crossing bridges as such. Just footbridges, and especially this one. It’s at my local railway station and I need to go over it to get to London. There’s a specific anxiety disorder concerned with crossing bridges. … Continue reading

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Your (Driverless) Carriage Awaits, Milady

There’s a family tale about my great-grandfather. Every Saturday (a local market day) he would take his horse and cart into town. There he would visit a pub (long gone now, but I remember it) called the Dog, and drink … Continue reading

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Of Cats and Captchas

Recently Google announced a different kind of captcha. You know captchas. You’re trying to register with a website but it wants to be reassured you are a real you, not just a robot program masquerading as a human. So you … Continue reading

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Smellacious Gardens Oh You Blind

I refreshed my potpourri with lavender just yesterday, and was suddenly telewafted back to a garden for the blind, a little garden I once knew well. I think it was called a ‘Fragrant Garden for the Blind’ or something like … Continue reading

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I Sang In My Chains, Like the Sea

In a couple of days I’m giving a talk on studying with visual disability. My credentials are I’m a teacher with visual disability. The accident that happened just over a year ago left me without half my vision. I guess … Continue reading

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How’s The Mincers?

Recently a friend asked, “How’s the mincers?” “The mincers are good”, I replied. “But there’s no improvement in the watch and chain.” It’s Cockney rhyming slang. Mincers=mince pies=eyes. Watch and chain=brain. I get the same question most days (although not … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: A Friend Born 147 Years Ago

This is Partialinsight’s Hundredth Post. Having a stroke made me become more memorious, and I decided to give way to it, with this result. When I was 14 the oldest person I knew was Mr Smith. He lived in a … Continue reading

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