Kindness

Hi,A handful of weeks ago, Susie made a reference to Twelfth Night. Now, as someone who loves a good quote, I did take a look at some of The Bard’s famous lines. This one jumped out at me: In nature there’s no blemish but the mind. None can be called deformed but the unkind. So, dare I suggest that kindness is cool? Going back a little further, and some readers may be aware of the sad passing of Keith Flint, the force majeure frontman for The Prodigy. It seems he was a kind fellow by all accounts. To be kind in a world that often seems so unpleasant is, I think, an act of rebellion. When the “cool kids’ in music dissed […]

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Choosing

Hi, If you’re a blogger do you find that even if you prep something to write about, you just can’t seem to connect with it later on? Old Research So it was that I had an idea to write about a rather old research paper that I’d found: The Gender Variant Phenomenon. I popped it on the Chameleons Forum and there was a bit of a discussion about it. Not from a naysaying point of view, but more that it connected with a lot of people. I’ve since done a bit more Googling on it and it does data from 2001. I’m not here to knock the research and I’m wary that just because I’ve found something that hits the old […]

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Staying healthy

Hi, This week has shot by and it’s December already. There’s no noise from the kids about putting the Xmas tree up, but I’m sure that will come. Every year there’s that frisson of danger: has some fiendish fieldmouse crept into the loft and nibbled the decorations? Not that we have a mouse problem – next door’s cat is very attentive – but living out the sticks, we see quite a bit of wildlife. Still, at least it’s just foxes, crows, and squirrels. I saw a rat down by the canal last week at work. Feel free to make your own gag about a despised politician or celebrity of your choosing. 🙂 Yesterday I happened to attend one of those […]

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Training day

Hi, At the last Chams meeting, I was trying out an office outfit. Not because I’m changing jobs, or ‘changing’ at work, if you pardon the clumsy pun. No, I was seeing if I could manage a day time / office worker look. This is all because a few weeks ago, a local youth charity got in touch, asking if they could have some trans* awareness training. Well, having done some for a legal group not so long ago, why not? And if so, why not in Lynn mode? Well, given the state of my nerves at 9 AM, the answer would be fear 😉 But, much as fear occasionally serves as a not-so-gentle warning – you know, second thoughts […]

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Human Interest

Hi, Ah, must focus. I’ve been flitting between browser tabs, putting off just writing. Right…. deep breath, Lynn and go! 🙂 That joke twice Ring, ring, goes my office softphone. Yours Truly > Hello, Richard speaking. Mystery Caller > Hi, [insert salesman name] here. Is that Sarah? YT > No, sorry. I think you’ve got the wrong number – MC > Ah. [pause] Oh. I’ve copied the number down wrong. I thought your were Sarah, Head of Department. YT > No, I’m afraid not, but I could pretend if it helps. MC > [laughter] Only at the weekends, though, eh? You know, a friend of mine… Mystery Caller then embarks on a story about his tall female friend who ran […]

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