The problem is institutional

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I was walking home the other night after an enjoyable evening of beer and music. By the time I got to the prom it was past midnight and no one else was around except for a police patrol. During lock-down we became accustomed to the police patrolling the prom. As…

That you 'believe' this to be a truth suggests it is relative. I believe there is absolute truth but we are looking from the inside out so we are not objective. Unfortunately your truths are not fundamental, rather they are derivative. …

A eulogy for my Mum

On 28 June family and friends congregated at a bus station called Stafford Crematorium where I gave the following eulogy.

Mum would have given you her last Rollo — she was the most selfless person I’ve ever met — but I recall a charity event which Mum felt she ought…

What’s Important

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The result wasn’t really important to me either way. I tuned into the match because I wanted to be part of it and I did want England to win. I just couldn’t invest myself in the “Coming Home” thing. We can’t go through life not being invested just because we…

When other spaces are not

Weight lifting has among the lowest injuries of any sport despite the obvious danger of lifting excessive weights. This is because of regulations, training and attention to the inherent dangers. I remember being in a class where we were being taught to use dangerous equipment such as circular saws. …

We just need to get a break

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What do we mean when we say the grass is always greener…? It’s a self reflection that we perceive our neighbour’s lot to be cosier, more abundant or less hassle. It’s also an admission that our perception, however valid, is selective. Yet many of us find it really difficult to…

In every corrupt institution there comes a point where it eats itself and surely that time is upon the Republican Party. But Liz Cheney is not useful. Neither is the Democratic Party. The less corrupt cannot save us from the more corrupt. The USA will either implode upon itself (with catastrophic repercussions for the rest of the world), or a movement will galvanise and stand in the breach. Unfortunately the former is more likely.

Chris Price

Singer, musician, writer, artist and thinker struggling to make sense of our dangerously dysfunctional society but infatuated with Morecambe Bay & it’s sunsets

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