The whole idea that people in their 50s should be coddled and protected from a now almost defunct virus, as if they are quite elderly, or worse, unnecessary to society, is a ridiculous notion that can only have been thought up by someone still in nappies. Don’t they know anyone…


If you’ve ever lied, then you’ll know the feeling, from the first moment the untruth is uttered, it’s like a whole stack of dominoes starts to fall, one after the other, spiralling out of control.

Once a lie is out it needs nurtured and managed like a dam leaking in…


Most medical doctors are unable to educate their patients about how to achieve better health simply because they’re not trained in wellness, they’re trained in disease.

True health is an inside job, not something that can be prescribed in a pill or a needle. It’s as much our own fault…


It’s a horrible feeling when your world turns inside out, the wrong way round and upside down. One minute your life’s going just fine, the birds are singing, there’s enough money coming in, your relationships are happy and then wham, the unexpected happens and everything changes. Mostly we don’t foresee…


That person won’t be Asim Ali in Leicester who is refusing to go into a second full lockdown, despite the government’s pressure to do so after a spike in coronavirus cases in the city in the last two weeks. Asim Ali is determined to keep the lights on in his…


Is it time to push science off its pedestal and return to common sense?

“It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.” The words of the nineteenth century orator Robert Ingersoll perfectly echo today’s twenty-first century lockdown decision. …


We can’t change history, but we can change how we feel about it. This is the only way to truly heal the wounds of the past that are still alighted in Black Lives Matter or any group or individual fighting to appease the wrongdoings of the past.

Tearing down a…


Indigenous Marwari Horse, Rajasthan

“Wow! What a Ride!” A life lived in fear isn’t a life fully lived.

In the words of Hunter S. Thompson; Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely…but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, loudly proclaiming “Wow! …


In case you missed the story a few weeks ago; in order to check the quality of coronavirus test kits imported into Tanzania, samples from a sheep, a goat and a pawpaw were submitted for testing. The samples were given human names and ages to disguise their non-human origin from…


The level of public anger and outrage against Dominic Cummings is no surprise simply because he did what so many of us wanted to do but we didn’t do it. To break lockdown rules. He followed his instincts, we suppressed ours. He put his close family at the centre of…

Midi Fairgrieve

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