Monthly Archives: July 2011

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

As a registered blind man I am struck by the way in which non-disabled people react to me when out with my non-disabled friends. Let me qualify the above statement, I am struck by the manner in which some non-disabled … Continue reading

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CRYONICS

Today’s Independent carries an interesting article, drawn to my attention by a friend regarding cryonics. Cryonics entails the freezing of humans in the hope that, at some future date they can be revived and continue to live in whatever future … Continue reading

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BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

A friend of mine (in the know) has informed me of the atrocious, not to say shocking truth regarding the supposedly blamless life of one of the UK’s leading celebrities. It is so disgraceful that I had to post about … Continue reading

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COPYRIGHT LAW

Several weeks ago I launched my second website (favourite-poems.com) the aim of which is to share my favourite poetry with others. The site carries no advertisements and is wholly uncommercial in nature. Most of the poems which appear there are … Continue reading

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JOHN WILMOT EARL OF ROCHESTER

While searching for the poetry of John Wilmot, the second Earl of Rochester I came across the below post which provides an interesting (albeit very brief) portrait of the man together with one of his more explicit poems http://vote-sanchez.blogspot.com/2010/12/born-too-soon-2-john-wilmot-2nd-earl-of.html

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QUALIFYING WITH TRIGGER!

On Friday 14 July I qualified with my new guide dog, Trigger. As those of you who have been following this blog will know I began training with Trigger on Monday 4 July which entailed a good deal of walking … Continue reading

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FURTHER FUN AND GAMES WITH GUIDE DOG TRIGGER

My training with Trigger continues to progress. Yesterday and today we negociated off-kerb obstacles and practiced near and far traffic.   Off-kerb obstacles entail the Guide Dog Mobility Instructor (GDMI) setting up obstacles which block the entire pavement meaning that … Continue reading

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