No punishment without a law. This is a famous and fundamental principle of criminal law. It has been established in assorted but growing forms over hundreds of years. You cannot punish somebody under a law which did not exist when the offending act took place, and which he therefore cannot (obviously) have known to exist.… Continue reading Nulla Poena sine lege
With Matt https://www.strava.com/activities/5677344084/embed/e64731e72908c9f7263e90ab221dc4edeabe9159
Transcendental Meditation Many years ago, a Saturday morning in early May 1972, I learned Transcendental Meditation (TM), as taught by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. It was a house in Leeds. I forget my teachers name (Claire?) I came to it from a bad place. Several months earlier a friend slipped me some LSD in my beans… Continue reading Meditation
Today, I am back in hospital for my second ‘flush’ of oxaliplatin by cannula. The infusion lasts two to two and a half. I have a fifteen minute saline drip on either side. I receive this in the MacMillan unit at Calderdale Royal. . . Am now back. it went better than last time (which… Continue reading Getting Flushed
We chaps shave. Let’s just stick to facial hair. Like most others I grew up to think that to shave we needed the latest expensive shaving stick, and some sort of foam. I was wrong. There was a politician who had a lot to answer for – Conservative and racist – Enoch Powell – but… Continue reading Shaving FQA
With the Internet were born FAQs – Frequentky Asked Questions – and documents suggesting answers. Where would we be without them. They are however only a perfect part of an imperfect world. The nme does not say it, but the implication is that there are indeed answers. I am happy to provide my FQAs –… Continue reading FQA – Frequently Questioned Answers
I am sorry to have to announce this, but I have been diagnosed with oesophageal cancer. It is advanced, and the only mitigations offered are chemotherapy and pain control. I have in my favour that I have a loving family around me and have been really quite fit. That is enough for the moment: I… Continue reading Diagnosis
To visit the Angel of Norland It was a half with a big hill in the middle.
It will be coming back: Park Run is the best thing anywhere.
. . didn’t quite work out that way: