Healthy?

I'm in the doctors waiting room. There's about fifteen people waiting with me. Usually such places are quite as people contemplate their ailments, but here there's a buzz

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The Grumps

It's not a cliche to say the elderly can be more grumpy than the young and being closer to the former, I have an insight into why. My wife noted that since my mini-stroke, I've been more

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Red notes

Music can do wonders to our minds. If you've listened to BBC Radio4's 'Soul Music' you will have heard heartfelt tales of tunes which have had a profound effect on people and their relatives. The other day I

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Ungrumping

It was lunchtime and the warm sun was cooled by a light breeze. There is no better place than England on such days. The benches surrounding the Buckidoo

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Ripples

The other day researchers stated that a single incident, such as somebody being rude to you, spreads from them to you and from you to others, infecting the way people react to one another. Well, if

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Ex convict

Today a young man with tattoos covering his neck and lugging a heavy rucksack knocked on our door. He shoved a laminated card into my face, blurted he was an ex-convict on a scheme

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