I have various things to mention besides the main subject of this post, and a few links to share. First up, in accordance with this blog’s “reverse tabloid” policy regarding such matters comes…
I recently suffered a problem with my email settings that caused two things:
- I missed some of your posts because they were going to my spam folder.
- A couple of commenters waited longer than they should for a response from me because due to the same issue I did not initially see the comments.
I have now resolved the issue, and all should be back to normal.
THE NARROW ESCAPE
Exactly one year ago, on October 8th 2018 I was so ill that I had to be given a half-size saline drip and a lot of further assistance to get from the flat I was then living in to an ambulance that took me to Queen Elizabeth Hospital. I will be visiting that hospital under my own steam today for a hearing appointment. I have written various posts about the illness that nearly killed me and my subsequent gradual return to health and fitness.
There is a coffee morning taking place at King’s Lynn Library tomorrow between 11AM and 1PM. At this time of year various shops and businesses have an “autism hour” during which they make particular efforts to be more accessible to autistic people. Of course many of the changes they make could and should be made permanently anyway – are such things as ultra bright lights and loud “music” really necessary to attract allistic customers?
Talking of which, Pete Wharmby, an #actuallyautistic autism advocate, posted a splendid thread on twitter last night about employing autistic people.
LINKS AND PICTURES
Just a couple of links before the pictures…
- The London Mayoral election campaign is now in full swing. There has been much entirely unmerited excitement about the decision of Rory Stewart, who knows precisely nothing about London, to stand. If I lived in London my vote would unquestionably go to Sian Berry, once again the Green Party candidate, with a second preference for the incumbent Sadiq Khan (they use STV for the London Mayoral elections). Here is an article in inews inwhich Ms Berry takes aim at Mr Stewart with (IMO) deadly accuracy.
- Autistica have produced an excellent guide to writing about autism, which I recommend you to read in full.
- Jerry Coyne at whyevolutionistrue has put up a post about Anne Sacoolas’ abuse of “diplomatic immunity” after she killed Harry Dunn in a hit and run accident. She is very probably going to escape unpunished for killing someone because neither of the two countries has a leader who can even be hoped to do the right things. For those who use social media look up #JusticeForHarryDunn. My own view is that diplomatic immunity should be waived, she should be done for causing death by dangerous driving and hit with the maximum possible punishment for that offence (on the grounds that her attempted use of diplomatic immunity counts as the absolute reverse of co-operation).
First up, a warning to arachnophobes – there is a spider coming up. Now, my usual sign off…
2 thoughts on “One Year On From A Narrow Escape”
I’m the same about music in places, don’t get me wrong for I love music, but on my own terms and not piped in when shopping or watching YouTube about cooking drumming away in the background, that’s just so annoying… Anyways, love the squirrel peeping over the log, love the purple railings, interested in the community herb garden and totally approve of the [Save The Earth!] poster. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for your comments – much appreciated.