Driving in rain

By on May 7, 2018 in Autumn, Blog Posts, Cancer | 3 comments

I’m driving, always driving. It’s raining. It’s always raining. Sometimes: The rain is torrential. The windscreen wipers flip back and forth at such speed that I am sure they will detach from their housing the fly off across the highway. The drops of rain come down hard and fast; flung furiously from the heavens. Wind howls around me and the car shudders under the onslaught. Each raindrop is so big; it must, surely, contain a cup’s worth of water. I pull over, on the shoulder, and wait for the rain to pass, cringing as the weighty splash back from passing trucks is hurled against me again and again. Sometimes:  The rain is heavy and constant for so long that I forget it is there. My mind wanders to other things. For a moment (a minute, an hour) I think my thoughts and the rain is gone. And then something – maybe the texture of the rain, or a bump in the road or even just my mind itself...

Beware of the miracle (and the snake oil salesmen)

By on May 2, 2018 in Blog Posts, Cancer | 1 comment

Cancer, contrary to what Hollywood tells us is no simple matter of clean living or genetic testing. It is about complexity and nuance and statistics.

The Joshua Castle Drone Club

By on Apr 23, 2018 in Blog Posts, Cancer | 3 comments

This morning I was asked to say a few words at the launch of the Joshua Castle Drone Club. This is (more or less) what I said.

Some unexpectedly nice news

By on Apr 19, 2018 in Blog Posts, Cancer, Video | 1 comment

I was feeling miserable yesterday but some unexpectedly nice things happened. Posted by My Garden Crush on Wednesday, 18 April...