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With sorrow in my heart

It’s with great sadness that I have to report that Eamonn sadly passed away last friday, 29th August. He had his family with him and the excellent care of St...
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Guest Article: On Assisted Dying

Dr Ros Taylor DL MBE, Hospice Director at The Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted shares her views on Assisted Dying; challenges our natural fear of suffering and sheds light on...
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Mindfart: See Ya Later, Alligator!

Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz is wheeled through Barcelona airport. His documentation shows he is rabies free, but for the safety of the immigration officials, he is restrained and muzzled. His...
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Carpe Bloody Diem

If there’s one thing every reader of this website knows by now (because I never stop banging on about it), it is that I intended it to be a forum...
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The ‘H’ Word

June 26, 2014
Eamonn
Even before I saw the Hospice I had fantasised my escape. I would need to ‘requisition’ a motorcycle, and like Steve McQueen in the Great Escape I would launch myself...
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Mindfart: Cabin Fever

Okay so for anyone who needs clarification, this is a flippant and manic cry of desperation! It would be an exaggeration to say I haven’t slept at all in the last 48 hours....
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If It Walks Like a Blog…

Arrrghhh. Shit. Shit and bloody bollocks. This is proving to be one of the hardest things I’ve written. Is it because of writer’s block? Is it because I have some...
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Britmum’s Blog Awards

Six months ago I was in bed up to eighteen hours a day, feeling not only painfully tired, but mentally at a very low ebb. With the assistance of modern pharmaceuticals,...
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WTF?!

April 28, 2014
Eamonn
Considering my physical condition, people often tell me how well they think I am doing psychologically, and that they don’t know how they would cope if they were given the...
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Vegas or Bust

April 19, 2014
Eamonn
In my article, The Good Delusion, I mention the inconvenient health impact terminal cancer tends to have on one’s body; the symptoms of mesothelioma including breathlessness, fatigue and pain. These...
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The Two Way Mirror

April 8, 2014
Eamonn
You know the scene. The unhinged criminal sits opposite his interrogator in an otherwise empty grey room. On the far wall is the large conspicuous mirror. Even those of us...
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The Cancer Club

April 3, 2014
Eamonn
When I started this website it was supposed to be about diverse and interesting articles on intellectual topics that generated passionate but respectful debate; but what have you got? A...
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The Fuckit List

Last year as I hit my preliminary expiry date, (before developing my own little virtual mind dump on the internet), I asked my Facebook friends for some advice on one...
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A Life in Music

You know that sensation when some indescribable smell catches you by surprise and almost physically rips your inner being back to the school dinner hall, that triggers those long repressed...
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Guest Article – How We’ve Lost the War on Terror

March 9, 2014
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In December 1994 I was a student with a Saturday job at Liberty – the department store on Regent Street. On the last Saturday before Christmas, one of the biggest...
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Ding Dong!

So there I am busying myself around the house not really achieving much when the doorbell goes. Maybe it’s my delivery of Gravity on Blu Ray. As I approach the...
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The Good Delusion

February 14, 2014
Eamonn
I have a secret. I have been wrestling with divulging this secret for a while now. After a titanic mental struggle, and maybe because, like the tramp’s sandwich board says,...
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Skyfall

February 6, 2014
Eamonn
Welcome to Eamonn’s curiously Bond themed Cancer 101 session. You know when you go on a training course and before you start the person in authority goes through the ‘housekeeping’....
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Terminal Velocity

January 22, 2014
Eamonn
In 1669, seven years after his death, Pensées, a collection of ideas by the great French mathematician Blaise Pascal was published. The most famous of these ideas was Pascal’s application...
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Thank You Tim Minchin and Thank You God

My recent post Terminal Velocity covers many of the issues raised by the unbelievably talented musician and comedian Tim Minchin here during his concert with the Heritage Orchestra at the...
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