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indie_SAGE – 08.01.2021

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It can’t be worse than last year, can it? Credit: Valery SharifulinTASS/Getty

HOW WILL COVID SHAPE 2021?

With the pandemic routed, old political problems will resurface. Read the full article over on UnHerd here.

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2020 SUCKED – BUT HAD A FEW GOOD TIMES!

Thank fuck for that! I managed to get through 2020 reasonably unscathed (well, I didn’t get the Covids – as far as I know?).

My son completed his first year of home schooling, I think he’s where he needs to be, and is progressing nicely. We got the first year in our new home under our belts, village living will always be my preferred choice from now on.

My father died back in the summer. I am still working out how I feel about that, especially as I have not seen the man since the early 90s. He was, and remains aloof. The subsequent contact with ‘his side of the family’, people that I haven’t seen or heard from for a similar amount of time, was interesting. I don’t think that we will have any kind of relationship going forward?

This blog has become my main outlet as I move away from mainstream social media channels once and for all. Seth Godin sums up the best blog in this post. I will continue to write here, and I will continue to post links to articles and pretty much anything else that comes to mind. This is my shiny thing, I take care of it, I own it, and I can say anything I like without fear of censorship. If you don’t like what I have to say, then go and find something else to read. There is, of course, my newsletter. I will make an effort to write it at least once-a-week during 2021, but this will only be when I have the time to write something decent.

I found some time to reconnect with friends that I should never have lost touch with. They are among the most important people that I know of, and having them in my life is fulfilling. Next year I will do more to nurture those friendships (pandemic permitting).

I am still working out if I will continue with a couple of projects that are a huge time suck, time spent that is of little benefit to me and my family and that could be used in ways that will improve my life – I’ve kind of answered my own question, I think?).

So there it is, a quick round-up of 2020. I’m happy to see the back of it, and I am optimistic about 2021, the forthcoming Covid-19 vaccines, and several adventures on the horizon.

Until next year, adieu!

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TESTING TIMES

So, as part of the Covid-19 study that I am in, I have had to have another swab test.

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/is this the second wave?_

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Sceptics who talk up ‘false positives’ are engaging in wishful thinking. Read the full article by Tom Chivers here.

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