Just a few thoughts…

Just a few random thoughts/opinions that have been floating around in my head lately. Why doesn’t the Pope tell Archbishop Pell to go home and give evidence to the court re paedophiles in the church? I’m sorry to hear Pell’s not well (although it’s an odd coincidence that he developed this heart problem once he knew the court wanted to hear from him). But, let’s face it, he could afford to fly home in business class. He could have a doctor travel with him (many have offered to do so). He could come home by ship. It’s just not good enough. The Catholic Church has handled these sorts of issues so badly for so long that their credibility is almost non-existent. Name and shame the perpetrators and give them up to the police. Anyone...

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Three cheers for the boffins

Yesterday I had an appointment¬†with Dr P (my oncologist). We discussed the results of the recent CT scan I’d had of my chest and abdomen, and the results of a recent blood test. This is what we usually do and, as usual, there’s nothing to worry about. Then, I wandered down into the chemo room for my dose of Denosumab: the Egyptian Grand Vizier of bone strength and cancer-fighting ways. (No, it’s not a real Egyptian, it’s just a chemical, but that’s what the name sounds like to me. Bear with me, I’m a writer.) A friend, who knew about the up-coming appointment, offered me their sympathy. I told them there was no need. I wasn’t worried; I was grateful. All this stuff is keeping me alive. It’s worth a few days of...

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