It's a blog! Mainly of book reviews.
(Slightly overdue) monthly challenge update: With one play and four Acts to go, along with 24 sonnets and various other short poems, I'm anticipating a February finish.
Buckingham, betrayed and sentenced to death, forgives all and sundry. Rumours abound that Henry will try to divorce Katherine - and he had dinner with Anne the night before...
Various Canadian and U.S. Politicians: We need a cure for autism because it's expensive!
Me: Fuck off, you eugenics-promoting crypto-fascist assholes.
I while back I arrived at the "advanced topics" and sure enough things got a lot harder. There was one hilarious bit where the author spouts a horrendous mess of incomprehensible point-set topological jargon and then announces that was the version accessible to physicists, avoiding mathematical technicalities...
According to Edmund, who is being held up as the arbiter of morality, delicacy and respectability, deems private amateur dramatics to be beyond the pale. According to me, he's a bit of a pompous arse...
Alzheimer's is a disease: it's degenerative and will eventually kill you if nothing else does first. Autism is not degenerative and will not directly kill you: IT IS NOT A DISEASE.
It's Christmas Eve and Gawain is riding Gryngolet through a particularly dismal and dense forest when he happens upon the a beautiful castle - his prayers are answered!
Gawain wanders around, friendless and alone, except when wodwoes, bulls, bears and boars attack him. It rains then it sleets then everything freezes and suddenly it's Christmas Eve. No sign of any Green knights or chapels. Time to pray to Mary.
Some characters. Some more characters. Even more characters. A horse. Even more characters...wait, who's this person, again? And this one? And this one fancies this one...or not. And this one doesn't fancy anybody...or maybe everybody...or maybe just that one who's engaged to that other one..
OK, I remember why I had to abandon this when ill...
This is proving to an excellent introduction to a fascinating but notoriously treacherous subject. I wish I had started reading it much earlier.
The history of de-institutionalisation: The author notes that provision of care in the community was initially woeful. Fails to note that this was because the right-wing governments involved only did it to save money so they just closed the institutions and didn't bother with even attempting to provide replacement care because they didn't give a shit.